Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Let's Vet the First Pet
Never mind appointing a cabinet and creating a plan to save the economy. What I really want to know is this. What dog will the Obama family choose?
As Harry Truman once wrote, "If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog." Sounds like pretty darn good advice to me.
With that in mind, I came up with a few suggestions as the presidential dog "vetting" process continues.
What about a border collie to nip the heels of rebellious Republicans?
Perhaps a bloodhound to sniff out any hint of cabinet corruption?
Or a terrier to control a rat wearing congressional clothing?
Recent rumblings indicate the future first family is leaning toward adopting a shelter dog, for which I give them a fist bump and two thumbs up. And hopefully we'll have answers soon, so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, there's one thing of which we can be certain. A pet in the White House is a time-honored tradition. The list of furred, finned, and feathered former presidential pets is incredible and fascinating, especially in the early years.
Take a few minutes to explore the Presidential Pet Museum (Yes, Virginia, there really is one!) and see what I mean.
I promise you'll enjoy the tour.