I love this little piece of gossip I heard.
Barrack and Michelle Obama made a deal with their two young daughters that if they would support their father’s bid for president, they could have a dog. Now, the dog issue is constant dinner time discussion. One of their daughter’s has allergies, so the American Kennel Club has a list of five dogs the Obamas should consider and they are holding a vote about which one the family should get. Now, I understand the reasoning behind the list of five dogs — these are hypoallergenic, but I think they left one dog off their list — the American Eskimo Dog.
Now, I have allergies to both cats and dogs. I own Skywalker an eleven year old Eskie. He’s a beautiful dog, as well as spoiled. He barks a little too much, but he’s good with kids. He loves car rides and being with his family. When my grandsons were born, he took a great interest in them. There are very few people who can grab his tail — Danny and Alex are on that list. He’s studier than any of the other foo foo breeds the AKC picked.
So, here’s my personal invitation to the Obama family. Before picking one of these dogs picked out by the AKC, come check out Skywalker. If not him, make sure you meet someone else’s American Eskimo Dog. They are the most loving creatures on the planet and would make a perfect pet for your girls. Even the AKC agrees:
The American Eskimo Dog is intelligent, alert, and friendly, although slightly conservative. It is never overly shy nor aggressive, and such dogs are to be severely penalized in the show ring. At home it is an excellent watchdog, sounding a warning bark to announce the arrival of any stranger. It is protective of its home and family, although it does not threaten to bite or attack people. The American Eskimo Dog learns new tasks quickly and is eager to please.
Sounds like the perfect dog for two growing little girls. Might be nice to have a couple of youngsters in the White House again. 🙂