Saturday, November 8, 2008

The First Poodle?


As most every one knows, Barack Obama promised his two daughters that if elected, he would get them a dog. As most every parent knows, once you let the, ahem, cat out of the bag, it's hard to be a "flip-flopper". This morning I heard that one of his daughters is....allergic to dogs! I briefly worried that this might be the first campaign promise that Mr Obama breaks. However, I have a suggestion for the president-elect, which could get him out of some family hot water! (and no, I'm not trying for the position of "First Veterinarian") My suggestion is a simple one: get a Standard Poodle! Great for people with allergies! And, the smartest dog out there, so perhaps the dog can help with the economic crisis or orchestrate a US troop withdrawal from the Middle East. Imagine it: The First Poodle!

Mr Obama did state yesterday that: "Of course I'd like to get a shelter dog, but that might not work out" given the allergy situation. So, Mr Obama, a Standard Poodle may be just the thing for you and your family. As every parent knows, getting one's child to clean their room or do their homework is MUCH more difficult than foreign policy. Therefore, getting the "right" dog could really help maintain domestic tranquility. So best of luck, Mr President.

6 comments:

Julia said...

I saw more TV than normal last night(resting in hotel room with Cable TV and remote) and so saw a clip of the part of the interview about the dog. I thought Barack Obama was gently mocking his own policy analysis and deliberation skills, saying something like, "we're trying to meet two competing criteria here. On the one hand, Malia has an allergy and so we neeed a dog that is hypoallergenic, and there is indeed a list of breeds that meets the criteria. On the other hand, we'd prefer a shelter dog, which would tend to be a mutt. Like myself." I don't know, maybe you have to hear his delivery, but I enjoyed his humor.

poodledoc said...

Yes, I heard some of that clip and the humor was fun!

Ed said...

Four out of five experts surveyed agree that the Standard Poodle is not as bright as the Corgi.

Suzy said...

Corgis may be the smartest dogs on earth, but they do shed a lot.

poodledoc said...

Of course, Suzy, you could breed a Corgidoodle. Then, you'd have a super smart dog that didn't shed.

Ed said...

Or a dog that sheds like crazy, but looks really good in sunglasses.