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Published February 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Images of Dakota the dog

Dakota, former Sen. Kent Conrad's much loved Bichon Frise, died on Wednesday.


Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., carries his dog, Dakota, as he walks to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington in this 2010 file photo. Dakota died on Wednesday. AP file photo

  • Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., carries his dog, Dakota, as he walks to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington in this 2010 file photo. Dakota died on Wednesday. AP file photo
  • Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and his dog, Dakota, walk from the second-floor elevators to the Senate Democrats Policy Lunch in this 2009 file photo. Associated Press file photo
  • Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, R-N.D., followed by his pet dog "Dakota," heads to the Senate floor for the final vote on the debt and deficit-reduction bill at the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  • Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker talks with Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson (right) and North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, who holds his dog, Dakota, during a break between two meetings in 2010 on Capitol Hill to discuss permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley. Kristen M. Daum / The Forum
  • Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. pets his dog Dakota on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, before the weekly caucus luncheons. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)