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.

2 comments:

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.