Vice President isn’t the only high-level position that Barack Obama is currently trying to fill.
The American Kennel Club reports that win or lose the Obamas have promised their two daughters a dog after the presidential election. With 158 breeds registered by the AKC, each with its own unique temperament, coat type, size, energy level and appearance, the search for a canine cabinet member is on.
The Obama family will be adding a dog to their household for the first time, but according to an Associated Press survey, Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and his wife already have 24 pets, including four dogs. The McCain canines are an English springer spaniel named Sam, Two Yorkshire terriers named Lucy and Desi, and a mixed-breed named Coco. Making up the rest of the McCain menagerie are a cat, two turtles, a ferret, three parakeets and 12 saltwater fish.
The AKC has put together a list of dog suggestions for the Obamas, keeping in mind that their daughters have allergies. The AKC is therefore focusing on hypoallergenic breeds.
So why don’t the rest of us join the fun? Only let’s just don’t just leave it to the dogs. The sky’s the limit as far as I’m concerned.
Here’s the deal:
** OBAMA: What PET do you think most fits Obama if he is elected president?
** MCCAIN: What pet do you think most fits McCain if he is elected president?
And by “PET” I mean ANY animal … dog, cat, fish, reptile, insect, spider, dragon, giant squid, or whatever.
What do you think? Pick a presidential pet! /Gary
For more about the AKC’s list of dog candidates for Barack Obama and his family see http://www.presidentialpup.com