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Presidential Pooch Watch
Yahoo! Buzz ^ | 11/12/08 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 11/12/2008 5:46:47 AM PST by Obadiah

Ever since president-elect Obama mentioned that his kids are getting a puppy, dog lovers around the world have been panting with anticipation to learn what kind of dog will become first pup.

Obama, who described the decision as a "major issue," is on the hunt for an allergy-free dog, since daughter Malia is allergic. Seeing that Obama is the first "global president," it's not surprising that the Fido frenzy has gone international.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bho2008; ears; obama; obamafamily; pets
Peru has suggested its native Peruvian hairless dog, a bald, toothless breed, which actually looks cuter than it sounds. (You can get better acquainted with the breed here.) The country even has a specific dog in mind. Nicknamed "Ears," the four-month-old has been offered formally to the future first family in a letter sent to the U.S. Embassy.

PERFECT!! Ears the dog for Obama! Bwahahaha!

1 posted on 11/12/2008 5:46:47 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: Obadiah

Claudine needs a cold shower.


2 posted on 11/12/2008 5:51:18 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: Obadiah
Poor Malia...Allergic...Somehow I doubt it...but it was a good excuse at the time.

What I don't understand is why daddy had to become president to get a dog.

That's like my dad telling me he had to attain CEO of a major corp before he got me a dog. Doesn't make any sense at all...In fact, it's just plain DUMB!!

3 posted on 11/12/2008 5:54:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Obadiah

I’m a dog lover, and I could not care less what sort he gets. I admit I hope he doesn’t get a doodle and give the *breeds* more cache than they already have (amazing to me that people will shell out thousands for what are essentially mixed breeds—they do not breed successive generations, they simply mix two breeds- you can get that MUCH cheaper at the local shelter).


4 posted on 11/12/2008 5:55:50 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Sacajaweau

It was just a publicity thing. It kept people talking about him. And that’s what it’s really all about. Him.


5 posted on 11/12/2008 5:56:31 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Obadiah
cuter than it look? beauty is in the eye of the beholder i guess! the yorkshire terrier has the same ph as human hair, so i would think it would be the ideal dog for a person with allergies (and much cuter than the hairless one).
i thought there was already a pic of obama with a white curly dog? possibly a poodle mix? poodles are also good for peeps with allergies. they shed very little.
6 posted on 11/12/2008 5:56:33 AM PST by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: Obadiah

he should contact Michael Vick; I’m certain he has few dogs available for adoption.


7 posted on 11/12/2008 5:59:25 AM PST by RexFamilia
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To: CanadianMusherinMI

Generally, with allergies, it’s not the hair that is the problem. It’s the dander from the skin, and also the proteins in the saliva (and I think also the urine).
I don’t believe there is a truly hypoallergenic dog, however a breed that sheds less probably also leaves less dander around. I wouldn’t sell a puppy to a family with an allergic child.


8 posted on 11/12/2008 6:01:38 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Obadiah

He from da souf side in Chicago. Homeboy gotta get a pit bull.


9 posted on 11/12/2008 6:02:03 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Making a stand on 4 Nov 08 for America: 63% for McCain/Palin)
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To: Obadiah
appropriate for Hussein:

We call him Egypt because he leaves a pyramid in every room. ...

Rodney Dangerfield

10 posted on 11/12/2008 6:09:27 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Obadiah

I’ll bet he gets a Pit Bull or Rottweiller.


11 posted on 11/12/2008 6:10:01 AM PST by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: brytlea
i have two friends that have children allergic to (but wanted a dog) both have yorkshire terriers and neither have had a problem with allergies. small dogs are often bathed more than bigger dogs and this helps too.
12 posted on 11/12/2008 6:10:40 AM PST by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: brytlea

We have a shih-tzu/bichon mix. He does not shed. At all. We have to have a hypo-allergenic dog and he is perfect. Plus, he is a terrific pet to have personality wise. Never had a dog before and am so glad to have him.


13 posted on 11/12/2008 6:10:58 AM PST by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights)
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To: RexFamilia

Brilliant.


14 posted on 11/12/2008 6:10:59 AM PST by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: brytlea

since daughter Malia is allergic=don’t get a dog oh wait that’s to easy not news.


15 posted on 11/12/2008 6:17:02 AM PST by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: Obadiah

I don’t know what breed of dog they will get, but I bet it will be a black one.


16 posted on 11/12/2008 6:22:19 AM PST by ChowChowFace
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To: Sacajaweau

His “promise” to his daughters (first raised in an election interview) was that he would be getting them a dog after the election, whether or not he won.

But yes, it gives the lap dog media something to fixate on and coo.


17 posted on 11/12/2008 6:24:00 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: brytlea

Ditto on the doodle thing. People are so stupid shelling out all this money for these mutts. They don’t breed true to type, some of them shed as much as a Lab. Go to the pound if you want a mutt. Or go to a reputable breeder if you want a pure bred.


18 posted on 11/12/2008 6:29:12 AM PST by Pondo
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To: Pondo

19 posted on 11/12/2008 6:35:50 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Obadiah

West Highland White terriers are pretty much hypoallergenic, but Obama would never go for that. They’re white.


20 posted on 11/12/2008 7:05:11 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Pondo

Yeah... my neighbor breeds Labradoodles. It’s so much fun, cause every summer there’s a pile of cute fluffy puppies to play with, and they’re some of the smartest dogs I’ve ever met (outside of a certain Border Collie). I’m not allergic, so I wouldn’t know how hypoallergenic they are, but the allergic members of my family usually have no problem with them. In any case, as far as I can tell, it’s usually best to let the allergic person in question interact with the supposedly hypoallergenic dog before bringing it home for good.


21 posted on 11/12/2008 7:07:21 AM PST by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Hyzenthlay
My son's cute labradoodle puppy.


22 posted on 11/12/2008 7:18:37 AM PST by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Obadiah

Good one!...the best dog for Barry would be a Basset Hound nick named Ears!.....


23 posted on 11/12/2008 7:47:03 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sacajaweau
What I don't understand is why daddy had to become president to get a dog.

Because now "the help" will have to take care of it.

24 posted on 11/12/2008 9:17:25 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: T Minus Four
You mean the "servants"...

Remember, when Obama lived in Kenya, they had servants because they were verey wealthy. He lived in a mansion. And where did daddy make his money?? OIL!!!

25 posted on 11/12/2008 9:48:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Obadiah

Wow. Obama getting a dog. Must be a slow news day. What will it be tomorrow, how many times he went to the bathroom?


26 posted on 11/12/2008 1:44:57 PM PST by indiana_gop (Government Retirement Accounts-Because they did such a good job with Social Security)
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