The Presidents Dog - Before He Was Elected
What Type of Dog Should The First Family Get?
(Authors note 5-11-2012: President Barack Obama's dog has already been "chosen" and elected. This article however can be used for educational and historical purposes)
I'm a little irritated right now - and with good cause. All this hub-bub about Barack Obama the President Elect but no mention of the Presidential Pooch Elect yet.
I mean come on now- don't we have a choice here? Do we just have to just stand by and wait till the Obama's pick any old pooch out of the shelter???
Seriously though, this article is in response to another writers request about WHAT TYPE OF DOG SHOULD PRESIDENT OBAMA GET AND WHY??
Such an interesting question that begged to be answered so here's my 2 cents worth on the subject.
The First Family - Do They Even Have a Dog Yet?
Since WE THE PEOPLE obviously get no choice to vote for and elect the next Presidential Pooch Elect, perhaps we can brainstorm here and help the first family come up with some ideas. I have no idea if they even have a dog yet, so let's first assume that they don't and that they will be needing to make this addition to the White House at some point in the future. I mean, hey now, what's a White House without a dog? And further more, those 2 darling girls of Barack Obama's just have to have a dog, right? And Michelle needs to have something to keep her warm and cuddly when Barack has to go out of the country!!
So taking all these things into consideration, what kind of dog should the First Family get and why?
Pappy and Cain: The Presidential Pooch Elects
Well first off I am going to go out on limb here and suggest that they have 2 dogs, not just one. 2 dogs are just so much more fun, and I think they should have one small one to curl up with the first lady and/or with the kids, and a small dog is great for this type of service. Since the Presidential Pooch Elect should probably be photogenic for the cameras I suggest a small dog like a Papillion which will not only take cute pictures but can also fit nicely on Air Force One. I recommend also that this Presidential Pooch Elect should be spayed and/or neutered, so the first family does have to worry about Pappy flying the coop in search of another Presidential Pooch Elect first lady.
So, now that we have the first Presidential Pooch Elect picked, I think that the second Presidential Pooch Elect should be a border collie named Cain (hehehehe) Cain will be a great addition to the Obama family, full of energy, and the kids will have a blast with him and Obama can run Cain ......and run Cain....... and they can run run run....... Barack will enjoy trying to outwit Cain and they can have some fierce run-offs! Barack will never get bored with Cain because border collies are just the smartest pooches around. Not smart enough to win an election though!!!
The First Dogs- A Sort of Dogs to Riches Story
So where would these presidential pooch elects come from?
Well in true Obama fashion I think that the Presidential Elect Pooches should be underdogs, sort of like the first family elect was. So in keeping with family and election history I think it would be just marvelous if Pappy and Cain came from the shelter - sort of a dogs to riches story.
Perhaps Pappy and Cain never thought they would be Presidential Pooches Elect - never realizing the dream that they would come from such diverse backgrounds and upbringings to actually make it all the way to the White House! Oh, what lucky dogs!!!.......Coming out of adversity all the way to being able to go tinkle on the lawn of the White House!
Hey and for the record, I think Pappy and Cain need a handler that understands dogs (sort of like a dog whisperer) and I think the perfect Candidate would be me! (President Obama .....Do you think have enough room at the White House for a writer with a crazed sense of imagination and humor??)
If only people would take my advice.....
(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer - if you enjoyed this hub please rate me thumbs up and perhaps I can picked to be the next Presidential Dog Whisperer Elect)
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