Now the pooch is the muse behind a new book of illustrations and verse, “Dog on the Roof! On the Road with Mitt & The Mutt,” written by NPR writers Bruce Kluger and David Slavin. The book follows the Romney family, packed in a Chevy station wagon, on an imaginary cross-country trip. At each stop, Mitt Romney waxes eloquent about the scenery, while Seamus bemoans his precarious position.

A sample from the book: In New York, Mitt enthuses, “Wall Street’s a temple,/our nation’s salvation./ And we are among/its elite congregation,” while Seamus frets: “As long as you’re talking/ ‘bout wheeling and dealing,/a bailout is needed/ on top of this ceiling!”

This is one sleeping dog that won’t lie.