This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

a first Portie??

The big news today..... The first dog choice has been narrowed down. This from an interview by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos this morning (link). (Also NYT article.)

Stephanopoulos: "What kind of a dog are we getting and when are we getting it?"

President-elect Barack Obama: "The -- they seem to have narrowed it down to a Labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound."

Stephanopoulos: "A medium-sized."

Obama: "Medium-sized dog, and so, we're now going to start looking at shelters to see when one of those dogs might come up."

Stephanopoulos: "So, you're closing in on it?"

Obama: "We're closing in on it. This has been tougher than finding a Commerce secretary."

I thought they had it narrowed down to this choice several months ago though. I suspect they're busy with other things and are letting this one slide a bit.... Also spring is a better time for a new dog.

first Portuguese water dog
posts about Skippy


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they do end up getting a shelter dog, that'd be great - it might draw attention to that great source for loving friends to many people who think a dog from a shelter has "too much baggage" (I heard someone actually say that this week, amazing.)

January 11, 2009 2:18 PM

Blogger lkw said...

Well, I'll definitely be hoping for a Portuguese Water dog based on what you've told and showed us about Skippy!

Guess they need the new 'yard', too, before getting a puppy...

That's a great-looking fluffed-up robin, too. I've been seeing large groups of them laterly.

January 11, 2009 3:41 PM

Blogger Chiot's Run said...

I'm glad to see they're looking at shelter dogs!

January 11, 2009 9:18 PM


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