There’s not a blue check of authenticity yet, but I believe the place to go for tweets from Champ and Major Biden is @TheFirstDogs. Rumor has it they are not at the White House yet; they’re waiting for everything to calm down a bit.
There’s also an account for @TheFirstCatUS, for the promised rescue cat.
Can’t wait to start seeing what’s on the minds of all the first pets. No word on who is helping them with the typing. It’s tough to tweet when you don’t have thumbs!
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama introduce Pope Francis to their family pets Bo and Sunny, in the Blue Room following the State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Continue reading Pope Francis Meets First Dogs Bo and Sunny→
Somehow during a week dominated by the introduction of Sunny, his family’s new dog, President Obama was able to address the topic of breed specific legislation. What is breed specific legislation or BSL? It is any law that seeks to make it illegal to own a specific dog because of his or her breed. BSL has been used particularly against pit bulls. Advocates of BSL say it keeps people safer by limiting the number of dangerous dogs being kept as family pets. Those against BSL say there are no bad breeds, only bad breeders and owners who teach their dogs to be aggressive and / or dangerous.
The Obamas announced (finally!) that they are getting a Portuguese Water Dog for their daughters. Apparently, Bo (Father’s name? “Diddly” of course!) is 6-months old and is currently residing with a professional trainer to learn enough manners to be allowed to live in the White House. The girls have met the dog, and Malia’s allergies were not a problem, so the deal is sealed. They had a brief photo op on the Today show this morning, but I’m sure Bo will make a grand appearance once he finishes finishing school and arrives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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