Saturday, November 08, 2008

canine conundrum

The media is making a huge deal out of what sort of dog the Obama kids should get. People Mag is offering a poll of Poodle, Greyhound, Bichon Frise, or Cairn Terrier.

How about a SHELTER DOG? There are tons of great dogs in our animal shelters that need homes. It would set a good example for his kids AND for lots of people in this country who insist pure breeds are the only way to go.


Fireblossom said...

In fact, Barack Obama has said that he would prefer to get a shelter dog, but the trouble is, one of his girls is allergic, so they need a dog that won't set that off, and most shelter dogs are, in Obama's own words, "mutts like me." Apparently there are certain breeds which are not so bad on allergies.

*Goddess* said...

Ohh, is that where that "mutts like me" phrase came from. Thanks for letting me know.

Our neighbor has a purebreed that doesn't shed. That's probably what they'd be looking at.