I thought it was really cute that Pres. Elect Obama promised his daughters a puppy. I wonder what kind they will get. Any speculation? I'm going to place my bet on a Golden Retriever.
Honestly, I would HATE to see a poodle mix in the White House. There are already so many people breeding poodles to whatever other dog they can get their hands on. Dogs with eye problems and structural problems are bred just because they make cute puppies and are supposedly hypoallergenic. My aunt's neighbors got a golden retreiver/poodle mix because they were told it wouldn't bother their son's allergies. Ooops, the dog still aggravates the allergies. They kept it, plenty of people wouldn't.Wow, my daughter, TN girl, had the right idea on both calls. We used to breed Toy Poodles and she would love the 1st dog to be a poodle. With his daughter's allergies, that would be a perfect choice. But she said she thought a rescue dog from the pound would be a good choice too. Seeing a cute what-cha-a- doodle (her word for mixed breed, lol) getting to before the 1st dog would be great and would possibly increase awareness and get more people out and adopting all those wonderful mutts that need a home.
I agree. He could set a very good example by picking a pound puppy.Great question, sancraft -and I was thinking about this, too though I had him figured for a cat person myself.
But that having been said (and the Good Lord knows my heart and that I do NOT in any way mean this to come off as remotely racist )
I would think it would be monumentally significant and show great leadership if the Obama family went with a mixed breed (see? I was afraid this would happen!) from a humane shelter. Wouldn't that be a wonderful example?
As a former breeder/exhibitor of purebred dogs, I do know that there are many purbred breeders already offering the Obamas a purebred dog - but wouldn't it be wonderful to see some lucky little dog rescued from the pound running through the White House? And perhaps it would lend some credibility and acceptance of humane society adoption for all those castoff unwanted pets facing euthenasia each day in this country.
(But please, dear Lord, do not let it be another Beverly Hills/Paris Hilton chihuahua )
After a pregnant pause, he most certainly did laugh at his own joke! So did all of the folks behind him. He was poking fun at himself and it was good to see that.He didn't crack a smile at the end of the comment. He looked serious. DH are I are still laughing. He's probably catching heck from Michelle right now. LOL