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Cheney's Dog was Banned from Camp David for attacking Bush's dog
Daily Caller ^ | 8-26-11 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 08/27/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Former Vice President Dick Cheney recounts an amusing tale in his soon-to-be released autobiography about how his dog, Dave, was banned from the main lodge at Camp David for attacking the president’s dog, Barney.

A source provided The Daily Caller with a copy of the passage in Cheney’s book, “In My Time.”

In the text, Cheney writes that Dave, his one-hundred-pound yellow Labrador, often joined him on trips to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

But Dave got himself into some trouble one particular morning when Cheney brought him along to breakfast at Laurel, the lodge where most official meals and meetings take place.

“No sooner had we walked inside did Dave catch sight of the president’s dog Barney,” Cheney writes. A “hot pursuit” then ensued.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campdavid; dogfight; doggieping; president; vp
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1 posted on 08/27/2011 7:19:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping

Even the most important dogs in the nation can havee their differences.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 7:20:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Another DOG story I received in an email:

How could this be??

At the time Bo was acquired, thought I heard the girls had full responsibility for caring for him. Over $100,000 for someone else to care for him? A separate jet for him and his care taker? Air Force One not large enough?

BO’S VACATION IN MAINE
I guess since they had to swallow their pride and use the Gulfstream there just wasn’t enough room for the dog and one other person on Air Force One.
Did you know that President Barack Hussein Obama flew Bo, their dog, in on a separate smaller jet to Maine for their vacation? I wonder if that sets well with all the unemployed, hurting, U S citizens who can’t afford food, but we can pay for this.
The above is true. I Googled “Bo the dog flying to Maine “ and got 76,700 references verifying this.

Michelle Malkin: Just Plane Crazy: Obama’s Dog Flies to Vacation on Separate Jet.
Doug Powers:
The Obamas arrived at their vacation spot in Maine , and the local paper, the Morning Sentinel, described the scene:
The president was the first to walk onto the tarmac, dressed casually in a pale blue Oxford shirt and khakis. A few minutes later, the first lady, dressed in black caprice, a tank-top and sandals, walked onto the runway. Shortly afterward, Malia and Sasha joined their parents.
Baldacci and his wife, Karen, presented the family with gift bags full of Maine-made goodies, including baskets made by the Passamaquoddy Tribe, popcorn from Little Lad’s Bakery in East Corinth , iconic L.L. Bean bags, University of Maine ice hockey hats, and an assortment of other Maine foods and books. Karen Baldacci said the bags for Malia and Sasha contained one loon toy and one chickadee toy that sound their natural calls.
Arriving in a small jet before the Obama’s was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U S Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president’s personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci. The president, who said the rest of us are going to have to sacrifice to get out of these hard economic times, let his dog fly on his own plane? Not enough room on Air Force One (a Gulfstream on this trip) for a Portuguese water dog and Reggie Love?
My dog saw this story and wants his own jet now, too.
Oh, by the way, Mr. Love, Bo’s handler, is paid $102,000 a year to take care of him.
What side of the ballot will you mark in November ? This man is taking the nation for every cent he can and then some.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 7:21:59 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Two alphas need to either be separated or allowed to work it out. Personally, I think Barney was the instigator! LOL!!


4 posted on 08/27/2011 7:22:48 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Dick Cheney's dogs at Halloween. No joke.

5 posted on 08/27/2011 7:23:35 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bush’s dog was a terrier, nasty; and probably deserved to be attacked. But Bush was top dog, so was his terrier.


6 posted on 08/27/2011 7:24:53 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My book is pre-ordered. Will be interesting.


7 posted on 08/27/2011 7:27:01 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: cicero2k
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Barney was always known as a "friendly" dog..../s

8 posted on 08/27/2011 7:30:20 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

the country would have fared better if the owner of the aggressive dog had been president

than if the wimp dog’s owner,

a 3rd generation liberal-progressive had been president.


9 posted on 08/27/2011 7:30:38 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

10 posted on 08/27/2011 7:30:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Great excuse to post this image:


11 posted on 08/27/2011 7:32:09 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: cicero2k

Terriers can be pieces of work (I know... I have had several). They are smaller dogs who assume they are the size of a big dog. I know... my Cairn Terrier is the Alpha. My German Shepherd lets him think he’s the Alpha to keep the peace.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 7:33:22 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My dog can beat up your dog.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 7:40:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: momtothree; All

“God Loves a Terrier” from “Best in Show”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC8rZq3oKuI


14 posted on 08/27/2011 7:41:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sodpoodle

They’ll probably take it to the pound when they move back to Chicago next year.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 7:42:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: momtothree

Me too. In fact, I’d bet on it. Barney had quite a reputation and eventually had to be kept from the public and the press.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 7:44:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: sodpoodle
Did Moochell eat Bo? No pictures and he was the only one that had papers.
17 posted on 08/27/2011 7:44:50 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Darth Cheney. Even his yellow lab has gravitas.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 7:46:50 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: mountainlion

No pictures of BO - EVER!!

Not playing on the beach with the girls - not romping in the grass - NOTHING.

That poor mutt - bet he would love to go home with a Republican.

**If you want to learn a man’s character - observe how he treats his dog.**


19 posted on 08/27/2011 7:48:20 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: ken21
the country would have fared better if the owner of the aggressive dog had been president

Indeed, America needs a president with a German Shepherd, not a hand-held terrier.

20 posted on 08/27/2011 7:50:35 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Crap I had to turn the monitor.... My OEB eats those for lunch.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 7:50:43 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Loyal Buckeye
re thread title

re your pic !

thanks !

22 posted on 08/27/2011 7:52:18 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: catfish1957

Yeah, but after 20 minutes, he’s hungry again . . . .


23 posted on 08/27/2011 7:53:07 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looks like Pres. GW had a problem with HIS dog not unlike the problem Gen. Patton had with his.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 8:14:15 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bush’s dogs fault


25 posted on 08/27/2011 8:17:32 AM PDT by gbaker
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To: momtothree

My little Cairn is definately the alpha, and other, bigger dogs accept that. She’s my first small dog ever, and quite an experience. Lovely dog, but, except for me, she’s the boss of it all.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 8:19:13 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am not usually attreacted to bios of folks who are still alive, But, I might make an exception for Cheney.


27 posted on 08/27/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

” his dog, Dave,”

“Dave’s not here.”


28 posted on 08/27/2011 8:33:13 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: sodpoodle

Reggie Love does a lot more than just take care of Bo.


29 posted on 08/27/2011 8:34:53 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Loyal Buckeye

I love it. That’s how we used to dress all our dogs from doxies to Labs to our current pet. They are so much fun. Love the dogs, Love the Cheney’s. Don’t care who disagrees with me. Cheney’s are good people. Smart people. Loving people and...they have LABS!!! :)


30 posted on 08/27/2011 8:53:55 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: cicero2k

That lovely little dog who gave tours of the Christmas White House was nasty? That can’t be possible. I refuse to believe it.


31 posted on 08/27/2011 9:00:18 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Patton would have been jealous:

“Your name isn’t William, it’s Willie.”


32 posted on 08/27/2011 9:05:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A Lab attacking? Most unusual. Sounds like Barney was even wimpier than my Lab is.


33 posted on 08/27/2011 9:11:18 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: momtothree

I have an 80-pound Lab, and one of my sisters has a 10-pound miniature Dachshund. Whenever they come to visit, her dog charges mine periodically. We always say that he has the short-man syndrome.


34 posted on 08/27/2011 9:15:12 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They’ll probably take it to the pound when they move back to Chicago next year.

&&&
I doubt it. Those grifters will probably sell Bo for top dollar to some clown who would take pride in owning a dog that had once belonged to a president.


35 posted on 08/27/2011 9:17:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Bigg Red

We were hosting a family camping trip. Son’s family brought their huge golden lab, Odie. Daughter’s family brought their regular-sized black lab, Taz. Sister-in-law brought their little Jack Russel terrier, Trixie. Guess who was in charge? The diminuative female kept the two big fellows in line. At dinner time she would not allow them to eat until she was done. She never bit, she`d just growl and charge them and they`d meekly line up until she was done.


36 posted on 08/27/2011 9:40:31 AM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Bigg Red

We were hosting a family camping trip. Son’s family brought their huge golden lab, Odie. Daughter’s family brought their regular-sized black lab, Taz. Sister-in-law brought their little Jack Russel terrier, Trixie. Guess who was in charge? The diminuative female kept the two big fellows in line. At dinner time she would not allow them to eat until she was done. She never bit, she`d just growl and charge them and they`d meekly line up until she was done.


37 posted on 08/27/2011 9:40:40 AM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well! mabye Dave was pissed off about Scooter Libby not getting pardoned too!


38 posted on 08/27/2011 10:01:19 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Big Dick Cheney got off easy on that one, IMO. Another example of a bad owner rather than a bad dog, that he didn’t have sufficient control over Dave and let him chase down the much smaller dog.

Still, good for W—being so measured in his response that he didn’t ban Big Dick, the bad owner, instead!


39 posted on 08/27/2011 10:05:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DTogo

They’ve taken to using Belgian dogs in Germany now. What next, American Staffordshires in Belgium?


40 posted on 08/27/2011 10:07:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh no, it couldn’t be a Labrador. They never do anything wrong. (I know there are or will be posts saying this is impossible).


41 posted on 08/27/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I saw an episode of the Dog Whisperer in which the subject was a very mean and aggressive Labrador. They do exist.


42 posted on 08/27/2011 10:20:27 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Yes)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I was right - basically everyone’s blaming the Scottie.

Yes, I remember that nasty pix of him - I would’ve punched him - but don’t assume that instance is the rule, or the rule with dogs.

My old dog was very dominant (nicely so - she mostly just pushed dogs if needed or took things rather than growling and biting) but she would never behave with people as she did with dogs. She was tough but didn’t ever do anything “nasty” or impertinent with humans. Dogs, however, would know who is boss. That includes little dogs!


43 posted on 08/27/2011 10:23:32 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It was the camp commander. ‘Mr. Vice President,’ he said. ‘Your dog has been banned from Laurel.’”

Cheney's response: "Ask George if he and Barney would like to go quail hunting this afternoon..."

My dad had a big male German shepherd that was one of the nicest dogs in the world around people. Unfortunately, he was definitely an Alpha male.

One day my sister and brother-in-law made the mistake of bringing their stupid, cutesy little Lhasa Apso (sp?)over to the house. Dad's dog must have mistook it for a chew toy.......LOL!

44 posted on 08/27/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

The only 1 I’ve known was our last neighbors. They had litter-brother Labs. The dopey 1 was chocolate; the “dog-aggressive” brother was yellow and was never outside, so he couldn’t run after other dogs. He also was clearly more serious all around - he would bark across the street at people at OUR door when they’d ring. (Meanwhile, my defective German Shepherd IN the house couldn’t care less.) I don’t know how the yellow was generally - she never let him out; just said he was “dog-aggressive”.


45 posted on 08/27/2011 11:04:37 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Bigg Red
A Lab attacking? Most unusual. Sounds like Barney was even wimpier than my Lab is.

A golden lab once attacked my Irish Wolfhound, unprovoked. Big mistake - IWs were breed to run-down and kill wolves in one-on-one fights and although they are now the friendliest dog you'll ever meet, the potential for mayhem is still there. Once the IW regained his balance, he instantly overpowered the lab. Within about 5 seconds from the initial sneak attack, the lab was on its back in complete submission with the IW standing over him with bared teeth and the most threatening, rumbling growl you'll ever hear. I told people to understand the turnaround, imagine walking up to Mike Tyson in the mid-80s and sucker punching him.

46 posted on 08/27/2011 11:05:35 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: FrogMom

Someone told me that it’s the females who train puppies to behave, and so they are prone to be bossy always to other dogs.

My sister’s bossy little dachshund, BTW, gives wide berth to my 11-year-old, 9.5-pound cat, who is afraid of no dog, no matter how big.


47 posted on 08/27/2011 12:36:51 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: CommerceComet

Am I just uninformed about the docility of Labs, then?

Loved your description of the event, BTW. Well written.


48 posted on 08/27/2011 12:53:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: SuzyQue

Cairns are wonderful dogs... I adore mine. They are a strange lot with almost a double personality. Most adore children. They absolutely love kids of all sizes and are very tolerant of their antics. They are loving, loyal and protective. They also have “little dog syndrome” and will go after rabbits, squirrels, critters of all sizes... and don’t take kindly to another dog challenging their “dominance”. We had a few “rough patches” for a bit of time till the Cairn and Shepherd figured out that things were more peaceful when the Cairn was the Alpha. (both neutered males). I think in the future, I would have a male Cairn and female other dogs just so I wouldn’t have to relive the “alpha wars”. LOL!


49 posted on 08/27/2011 6:07:04 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Bigg Red

My vet says that “dogs don’t see size... it is all about their attitude”. Not sure if I believe that 100% but I will say that many small dogs assume they are Mastiffs. It is a “short man syndrome” in a way.. they are trying to prove something. I like to think they are a “Big dog trapped in a little dog’s body”. LOL!


50 posted on 08/27/2011 6:09:23 PM PDT by momtothree
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