You can now read 10 articles each month for free on

The Boston Globe


Brian McGrory

Elizabeth Warren’s private agony

To understand the depths of her sorrow, it’s best to understand the source of her pain, a big blond bear of a dog with an unimaginably large head, snowshoe-sized paws, and a habit of making such a racket whenever he sprawled on the floor that he sounded like a building tumbling down.

Otis was a golden retriever, but never the type to bound across an open field after a ball. “He’d chase it maybe once, then just stand and pose,” said his lifelong partner, Elizabeth Warren.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week