Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Obamas Make a Dog Breed Choice - a Portugese Water Dog

According to the LA Times stpory Obama Portugese "First Dog will be a rescued Portuguese water dog, says Michelle Obama". The Obamas have chosen a Portugese Water Dog as their top, or their official white house dog.

Well, at least we know what type of dog breed we will have in the white house. Too bad its not a shichon.

Photo by Hollow-Industries.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dog paws, dog booties and melting salt on sidewalks

As you know I love to watch my shichon play in the snow. Especially when the snow is fresh and his fur is grown out I think he looks just like an ewok-dog when he struggles through the drifts.

Here is what I mean

However what I have noticed is NOT fun is when are walking around on the sidewalks and they start to limp because their little paws are hurting. I have observed this several times and I am starting to suspect that rock salt put on the sidewalks to melt the snow away may be hurting my shichon.

I concerned about this and have been thinking this over and one of the reasons that I have been having such a hard time about this is that I am also vehemently opposed to any type of dog clothing. I think that in general the dogs dont like it, they look stupid and it borders on animal abuse.

Here is however a site which may change my mind. Check out the dog booties site created by some folks from Minesotta - and they know what cold means. I love that their tag line is:

When it is 50 below, do you really think man's best friend cares if his boots are pretty?

What do you think?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Obama puppy

So what are the Obamas waiting for? They moved in, the girls are in school - what else is there to be done? Is Barrack too busy to shop for a puppy for his girls? Clearly he doesn't have his priorities straight. I would highly recommend a design breed - a mutt if you like, Mr. Obama - shichon.

We are waiting with anticipation for your next appointment, the appointment of the white house dog!