After what seems like a lifetime, the Obama girls finally – FINALLY! – have their dog! Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Connecticut, gave the family a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog. The girls have named him Bo.
President Obama promised his two daughters during the campaign that no matter what happened with the election, they’d get a puppy. For months every dog group in the country – and even some from other countries - told the Obamas what to get. The family announced a few weeks ago they’d go with a Portugese water dog, a breed known to work well with owners who have dog allergies. So after this announcement, Sen. Kennedy gave the girls a pup. He himself owns several water dogs.
I think this choice to give the Obamas a dog was a good one. Yes, Pet Show is endorsing a pet as a gift for the FIRST TIME EVER. The family was getting pressure from all sides, and one of the most important details was whether the family would adopt or buy. A gift eliminates that debate, which probably makes everyone happy in the long run.
Politics aside, look at this dog. He’s hilarious. And whoever put that lei around his neck: genius.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll