President-elect Barack Obama, in front of millions of witnesses in Chicago and watching their televisions, promised his daughters they’d get a dog.
“I love you both more than you can imagine,” Obama told his daughters, Sasha and Malia, during his victory speech at the Windy City’s Grant Park. “You have earned the puppy that is coming with us.”
Malia, 10, who has allergies, expressed interest in a “goldendoodle,” a hypoallergenic hybrid of a golden retriever and a standard poodle, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. It usually can’t be found at the local pound and hasn’t been recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club.
Everyone with a vested interest in one or another breed, dogs in general, animals of the world and, maybe, a couple of other planets, as well – is offering their advice. I haven’t anything polite to say about that.
Just get a nice dog and be certain the kids learn how to be happy together with their new companion.