The new First Dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog. (AP Photo/the White House, Pete Souza)
I’d like to congratulate the Obamas on bringing home a new dog, Bo, into their family, and especially to thank them for taking in a “second-chance dog.” Bo is a Portuguese water dog who was apparently returned by the family that originally purchased him.
The puppy didn’t fit in with the first family that adopted it. It is a gift to the Obamas (that other first family) from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., who tracked down the puppy. He owns several Portuguese water dogs himself. Read the rest of this entry »
When press releases about president-elect Obama’s promise to give his two darling daughters a new puppy started pouring into my e-mail basket the day after the election, I decided I better take a closer look.
Did President Bush order his killer attack dog, Barney the Presidential Scotty, to take a bite out of the press?
Thursday, when Reuters reporter Jon Decker reached down to pet the presidential first Scottish terrier, Barney bit his right index finger. Reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks captured this presidential canine moment on her video cam. And, naturally, it soon wound up on YouTube …
NOTICE TO ALL WHITE HOUSE REPORTERS: While covering the White House until president-elect Obama takes over on Jan. 20, 2009, be sure and wear thick gloves and Ice Hockey pads. /Gary
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