Ok, so ever since Obama has been announce as President-elect I've been reading a lot of mini-headlines speculating over the type of dog the Obama's will choose ... "Who will be the next White House canine?" ... "Past White House dogs - what will the Obama's choose?" ... etc. So, I've been thinking about this and I have to admit that this speculation flat-out annoys me. One, who cares what kind of do they will bring into the White House? Two, what if they don't want a dog at all. Not all families are dog families! Some families like fish or parrots or cats or (GASP) no pets at all! Is it a requirement for the White House to have a dog as a mascot? Don't they have guard dogs and aren't they mascot enough? Don't get me wrong, I love dogs. I love to pet and snuggle with other people's dogs for a very limited amount of time. I thought the first Bush family had a very cute dog and I even liked the name they chose. BUT I really don't think it's "newsworthy" to speculate on the Obama's potential dog choice nor do I think it's necessary for them to even own a dog if they don't want to.
A side note: Remember when I was telling you about college president's wife feeding her dogs with a fork? Check out this post to refresh your memory. Well, yesterday I saw her with her dogs and they were in a STROLLER. Not a baby stroller, mind you. A stroller that was clearly specifically designed for dogs. Wow. These are grown dogs she owns, too, not little puppies that get tired after a few minutes. AND when I asked my co-worker if she saw what I saw she added that it's rumored the college president's wife has also trained her little dogs to use a kitty litter box for bathroom purposes rather than taking them outside. Why? Well, to each their own and I guess she just really, really, really loves her pets.