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Obamas leaning toward water dog

The Obamas are leaning toward getting a Portugese water dog — but it looks like we’ll have to wait at least another month for it to happen.

Michelle Obama dropped the news during an interview with People Magazine.  She said the First Family hopes to find one that is “old enough” and get it through a shelter or rescue group.

“Temperamentally they’re supposed to be pretty good,” she said of the breed. “From the size perspective, they’re sort of middle of the road –- it’s not small, but it’s not a huge dog. And the folks that we know who own them have raved about them. So that’s where we’re leaning.”

Among those folks is  Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has two Portugese water dogs of his own.

Michelle Obama said the family has been discussing names for the new pooch — Frank and Moose have been proposed by the Obama’s daughters — but none has been agreed upon.


Comment from Eighteenpaws
Time February 25, 2009 at 6:52 pm

FerGET the low-down names. How about “Promise?” “Chance?” “Redeemer?” (“Dreamer?”) And to those who say “Pffft” to the Port Water Dog, please know that A DOG will be wildly loved and spoiled and touted by the 1st family….and will raise those young girls properly….and will give the prez PERSPECTIVE!….for a long, long time. That’s what really matters.

Comment from Anne-n-Spencer
Time February 26, 2009 at 9:26 am

Hee! I kind of like “Moose.”

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