Ranger was very excited about it!
Beth was snuggled in her favorite lazy chair ready to watch.
Bonnie was really upset we cancelled our walk for this...
Tyler didn't care about anything, other than his bone...
They were all happy with President Obama’s speech, specifically the part where he was addressing our environment & transitioning to alternative fuels.
Beth brought up an interesting question. She asked if the multiple piles of dog flops in the back yard were causing greenhouse gasses.
I reassured them that was something they didn’t need to worry about. The only green gas in this house comes out of Ranger’s backside.
That seemed to satisfy them. However, Ranger was not amused.
The biggest concern they had was that they didn’t see a dog anywhere. They all asked me if the new First Family has a dog? I told them that they were planning on adopting a new puppy soon.
They all felt it should be a Border Collie, since they are the smartest breed and would be an excellent addition to the Obama family. I explained to them that a Border Collie most likely wouldn’t be happy in the White House. To illustrate my point I asked them if they could imagine a Border Collie in Congress? Beth told me that would be a good thing. She said a Border Collie could herd them all up and get them moving in the right direction. She said she would take care of any future filibuster with a nice firm grip in the arse, thus solving that dilemma.
Beth made some very good points. Sadly, I reminded them that Border Collies are not ‘hypoallergenic’.
The one point that came up repeatedly in our discourse was they were deeply concerned that the new First Family adopts a rescue dog. I explained to them that President Obama already explained he wished to adopt a shelter dog because as he said “many shelter dogs are mutts like me”.
They told me they will support the new First Dog's administration regardless breeding, heritage, pedigree or lack thereof.
That made me very proud of them. Much in the way I feel pride in or nation right now.