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Obama to bring new “Presidential Pooch” to White House for his daughters

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 at 7:26 am in Dog names, dogs, First Dog.

President-elect Barack Obama had a special comment to his daughters when he gave his acceptance speech last night after being elected as the 44th President of the United States:

“Sasha and Malia, I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us to the White House.”

Just about every U.S. president has had a First Dog in the White House, ever since George Washington had his 17 hounds and Martha Washington’s parrot. You can find out more about presidential pooches at

The big questions now are:

1. What kind of dog breed will the Obamas bring with them to the White House?

2. What will they name it?

3. Will they spay or neuter their new pet and do other good  and proper things to set a good example for the rest of the nation and its pets?

You can add your answers below. Have fun! /Gary

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  1. Prima Davis Says:

    They will get a female toy poodle and name it Poochie. yes tney will spray her. They have the whole nation dissecting every move tney make so they must cross their “T”s and dot their “I”s. I personally would take my tuxedo kitten Peppa with me had I had the pleasure of moving into the White House, very low-maintence.

  2. Shelley Says:

    My friends and I have been discussing this issue for the last several months, and were all yearning to get a message to the Obamas that WHEN they finally were able to make good on this promise (yea!), they would do the country a world of good by adopting from a rescue or a shelter. The country is full of thrown away, perfectly suitable and just begging for love puppies and older dogs – all just needing a second chance at a wonderful life. I hope they do the right thing…! Thanks to all volunteers and saviors everywhere, who work for this daily.

    Shelley in Oakland

  3. Barbara Says:

    Breed – mixed. Gender – N/A. Name – “Alba” short for albatross. Hopefully, Obama can prevent becoming a reality depiction of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s wedding guest in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

    In the Coleridge poem, the albatross was metaphorically a burden to be carried, and an omen of good or bad luck.

    Our president-elect has some severe housecleaning to do. At least this “albatross” can run the halls, and not be hung around his neck…

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