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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dogs in politics!

Not since Richard Nixon announced he had received his dog Checkers as an illegal contribution gift from a traveling salesman named Lou Carrol, has a dog in politics been as prominent as the next Obama dog is becoming today!

Two highly influential organizations are voicing their opinions and soliciting the dog world for theirs!

In one corner we have the American Kennel Club (AKC) who if Senator Barack Obama becomes President wants the family to get a purebred dog, and in the other corner is Best Friends Network petitioning the Obamas to get a rescue dog, purebred or mixed breed!

We agree with Best Friends that the decision Senator Obama and his family will soon be making is a decision that will affect millions of American dogs. It has been widely reported that interest in breeds selected or who are currently 'best friends' of Presidents grow in pupularity during a President's term.

If the Obama's do decide to adopt a homeless pup, it could mean a great deal to all homeless pets in America, and potentially the World!

So, what's your opinion?

And if you'd like more information about Dogs in Politics, the history and the mystery - check out my Squidoo lens!


  1. Well.. tell you the truth, I don't think they should get a dog just now. Wait until they win the election, settle into the big white house, then they can rescue a pup! Purebred or mix doesn't matter to me, but definitely they should rescue!

  2. We think they should rescue as well. It would help the cause of lots of animals out there. Actually, we think they should get a dog, cat, and house rabbit! That would be the more diplomatic thing to do! (And would also raise the country's awareness of the joy of house rabbits!)

    PS - We didn't know there was a Presidential Pet Museum! Very cool!

  3. The bottom line for me is the dog the Obama's get is suppose to be a present for their daughters. They should be able to get whatever they want---rescue dog or purebred---without getting criticized for their choice either way.

    Can't wait to check out your Squidoo lens.

    Levi's mom

  4. It's a big house--and they have two little girls--what about one rescue and one purebred?! Woofs, Kharma


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