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 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.)

Lisa 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.

Chiot's Run said...

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