Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Political Dogs

Now that the First Family has decided to get a Portuguese Water dog, it just increases my sadness about Senator Kennedy's health. You may remember I did a book report on his book called My Senator and Me. When I heard about the Obama family's choice of dog, I thought what a nice thing it would be to have a sequel about the relationship between the Kennedy dogs and the Obama dog. I read that he is writing his memoirs, so maybe he will be able to write it. I hope so.

15 comments:

  1. Is this a relatively new breed of dog? I remember one of my students about 6 years ago saying his family was going from Chicago to Mississippi to a special breeder to bring back a Portuguese Water dog. They said the dog was good for kids with allergies.

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  2. I didn't know he was writing his memoirs, that is very good news. I have so many Kennedy books, they have a special section of their own.
    I'm pleased that the Obamas have chosen their dog, I'm sure that breed will be in great demand now.

    think I have cracked this anon. business at last!

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  3. Oh, Kay, I read the breed is 800 years old!!

    Carole, I just happened onto that information today. And you are anon-no-more!

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  4. Oh, I know. I thought so much about him when I heard they were getting one of these. I think he'd been doing a bit of canine lobbying for his favourite breed, so I was happy with their choice.

    Such a remarkable man. Did you read the NY Times cover story on him last Sunday?

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  5. I hope there will be someone to train the dog. I will be a wonderful companion for the girls.

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  6. I see that Ted Kennedy is to receive an honorary British knighthood. Nothing to do with his dog, I'm sure, but I feel glad about it.

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  7. It is on the news this morning that Senator Kennedy has been awarded an honorary knighthood by the Queen.

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  8. Lisa, I agree. I think all families should have dogs if at all possible.
    Pamela, Carole, and call me madam, thank you for the news. I'll go read further.

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  9. Portuguese Water Dogs are the most enchanting puppies - those children are going to love it!

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  10. Have you read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein? Also written from a dog's point of view...
    - J.

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  11. Geranium Cat, they sure seem adorable from the pictures and videos I've seen.

    Jeff, I haven't but will look into it. Thanks.

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  12. He was knighted by the Queen...
    He will not be Sir Kennedy, but he was knighted....

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  13. Beverly, thank you for coming by. I wonder what he will be called.

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  14. The Portuguese Water Dog makes wonderful pets, and their curly hairs are so handsome. A good choice for the Obama family, now some questions remain: male or female, how will they call it?

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  15. Thank you for writing. I went to your page and found it most interesting. It really informs a potential buyer about the breed.

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