BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

First Pup Coming Soon!

According to People Magazine there could be a new dog in the White House as early as April, after the Obama family's Spring Break trip. As you all know the Obamas have been trying to decide between a Labradoodle or Portuguese Water Dog, as both breeds are low-allergens. Mrs. Obama told People that The White House’s First Pup will probably be a rescued (YAY!) Portuguese water dog.

Senator Ted Kennedy, who owns two water dogs, Sunny and Splash, has been singing their praises to the Obamas. According to the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, the dogs are "great with children." The dogs date back to pre-Christian times; the first written description of a Portuguese Water Dog is a 1297 monk's report of a dying sailor brought out of the sea by a dog with a "black coat of rough hair, cut to the first rib and with a tuft on the tip of his tail." Long popular in Portugal, they were first imported to the U.S. in 1968.

The American Kennel Club describes the Portuguese Water Dog as "a loyal companion and alert guard. This highly intelligent utilitarian breed is distinguished by two coat types, either curly or wavy; an impressive head of considerable breadth and well proportioned mass; a ruggedly built, well-knit body; and a powerful, thickly based tail, carried gallantly or used purposefully as a rudder. The Portuguese Water Dog provides an indelible impression of strength, spirit, and soundness."

Mrs. Obama said the girls have suggested the names "Frank" and "Moose".
Regardless of their names, this is indeed happy news!

Every loving home deserves a dog and every dog deserves a loving home.


Winter is still hanging on in many parts of the country, as seen in this lovely picture I received from my friend, Vicki, in North Dakota.


countryliving said...

Isn't that just a beautiful picture!

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

Moose would be cute for a pup you could spend hours cuddeling with.

justabeachkat said...

They really are adorable dogs. There is one that lives not too far from us. Of course, I was hoping they would pick a soft coated wheaten. LOL Miss Daisy is definitely the best dog we've ever ever had.

I know you must be getting excited about your trip. Packed yet?


Anonymous said...

LabLady and Janet - Have fun in Anchorage. Being there in person is so much fun. It's what got me hooked on the Iditarod and dog sledding in general.

Anonymous said...

Lab Lady/Janet
Janet I love your comment ...Lab Lady talks like Paula Deen!!! Be sure not to leave AK until you have everyone speaking some Southernese!!!
Y'all have fun now and bless your hearts!
Southern Girl

Anonymous said...

Kit and Janet,

Have a wonderful time at the Iditarod start. I'll be at a sled dog race in Nenana -- a far cry from the madness in Anchorage, but fun nonetheless.


Kathy said...

Both breeds would be so good with kids!!! Lucky puppy!!
I love the snow at Vicki's!!! I told her I want to be there to build snowmen with her!!
I heard from Janet on the Arctic Cam that you sound like Paula Deen! Does that mean Sassy barks in the Southern Lab dialect?! :)
I wish you two so much fun at the race!! I'll be looking for your photos on the Iditarod Insider!!
Kathy (aka Birdingrvers and Hummingbirdkw)

Anonymous said...

What a great website you have put together--got the link here
yesterday--keep up the good work!

Deb said...

Oh that sweet pup :-)So happy to read that the White House pup will probably be a rescued dog ...yay is right!! Frank or Moose sounds like the perfect name :-)
Winter is hanging around here too - a storm is supposed to be headed our way this evening.

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful dogs. I know they will make a happy home for whatever they get.

Mason Dixie said...

I like the name Moose, has a certain white house ring to it. My snow is all gone again, but I am sure it hasn't left for good just quite yet. =)