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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:51 PM
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BREAKING: Obama family chooses dog!


Obama family chooses dog
Posted: 01:09 PM ET

From CNN's Lauren Kornreich

One of the most intense guessing games of President Obamas new administration is finally over: the choice of first dog.

(CNN) One of the most intense guessing games of President Obamas new administration is finally over: the choice of first dog.

First Lady Michelle Obama told People magazine that her family has decided to adopt a Portuguese water dog, pointing to the breeds medium-sized and good-natured reputation. The breed is also hypoallergenic a must, given daughter Malias allergy to dogs.

The first lady said her daughters will have to wait until the end of April to get the dog, since her family is planning on going away for Spring Break.

The only thing left to pick is the name, and Mrs. Obama said she is not a fan of her daughters choices.

There are names floating around and they're bad," Mrs. Obama said in the interview. "You listen and you go like, I think, Frank was one of them. Frank! Moose was another one of them. Moose. I said, well, what if the dog isn't a moose? Moose. I'm like, no, come on, let's work with the names a little bit."

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/02/25/obama-f... /
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:52 PM
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1. Frank and Moose?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Malia and Sasha are adorable.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:03 PM
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13. Somebody been watching "Men in Black"?
I guess it doesn't matter to them that "Frank" was a pug. I DO love that name, however! I would strongly consider naming my dog that if I had one.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:55 PM
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2. Moose? MOOSE?
Uh oh--has our White House been infiltrated?


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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:56 PM
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3. here's one
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:59 PM
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9. Interesting looking dog ... and trim.
It's like a canine mullet - party in the front, business in the back.
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:24 PM
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19. well it does have an
interesting look....
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 06:14 PM
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25. cute
has a straight haired poodle look. Poodles don't shed and are fairly hypo-allergenic Wonder if they are related?
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:57 PM
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4. Michelle I've got a name for the dog ...
Amerigo.

I know its Italian, but it sounds so cool for the First Dog!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:59 PM
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10. Hey, my second choice was Vasco de Bama
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:38 PM
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28. THAT is GOOD!!!!!
wonder if they'll consider Teddy, as he's the #1 recommender, I think.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:57 PM
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5. Jesus God I love Michelle!
So real, so classy, so intelligent.

Wow!

David
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:58 PM
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6. I like regular people names for pets
I love the name Jack. That's what I named my buck rabbit but I had a friend who named her cat, Jack. Names of other animals not so much. I have heard of a few people who name their dogs, Bear. Bear and Moose-meh.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:04 PM
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26. Me too
I had three Standard Poodles over a period of 30 years (they were all rescues)and gave them all people names Shelly, Jill and Casey. :-)
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:10 PM
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27. One of my doe bunnies was named Jill
Two of the cats are Bob and Ralph. Toonsis is the oddly named one. It's not even spelled Toonces.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:58 PM
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7. My friend's cat named 'Frank' just died, so name it 'Frank'! THANKS for this vital news!
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:59 PM
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8. WooF!



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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:01 PM
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11. I like "Mutty" because the President proudly says he is a Mutt
Edited on Wed Feb-25-09 01:02 PM by goclark
It should be a positive to be a Mutt and not a negative as the word usually means.

All of us are mixed with something and this should be a wonderful tribute to our roots as well.

Muttie would work too but I like it with a "y"

:patriot:
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Liberal Jesus Freak Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:02 PM
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12. Well. . .
As someone with a dog named Henry, I'm kind of partial to "Frank"! But good for them for finding one!
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:05 PM
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14. Why do y'all assume it's gonna be a boy dog?
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:30 PM
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21. 'Cause he already said
he doesn't want a "girly" dog. :hi:
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:40 PM
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22. A Portuguese water dog sounds pretty girly.
Maybe they're all girl dogs.

:hi:
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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:05 PM
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15. Good choice!
Ted Kennedy has 2 Portuguese Water Dogs named Sunny and Splash.



President-elect Barack Obama said on ABC's "This Week" that he had narrowed down the puppy he was getting his daughters to two breeds: a Labradoodle and a Portuguese water dog.

According to the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, the dogs are "great with children." The dogs date back to pre-Christian times; the first written description of a Portuguese Water Dog is a 1297 monk's report of a dying sailor brought out of the sea by a dog with a "black coat of rough hair, cut to the first rib and with a tuft on the tip of his tail." Long popular in Portugal, they were first imported to the U.S. in 1968.

The American Kennel Club describes the Portuguese Water Dog as "a loyal companion and alert guard. This highly intelligent utilitarian breed is distinguished by two coat types, either curly or wavy; an impressive head of considerable breadth and well proportioned mass; a ruggedly built, well-knit body; and a powerful, thickly based tail, carried gallantly or used purposefully as a rudder. The Portuguese Water Dog provides an indelible impression of strength, spirit, and soundness."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/11/portuguese-wat...

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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:10 PM
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16. I don't think Frank and Moose are so bad
Not my first choices, but I don't think there's anything wrong with them. Though Moose is a fairly common name for a dog - I've known a few.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:23 PM
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17. I Guess The Name Of The Dog Needs To Be Vetted.......
as it needs to be politically correct and not offend any race, creed, color or person. Heaven forbid if the wrong name is picked the corporate MSM will probably do a week of analysis and the Repugs will make an issue of it.

It's going to be interesting to see what name they wind up with. I was going to suggest "Piyush".
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:23 PM
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18. Frank and Moose are fine names!
I like the way the two girls think. C'mon Michelle, lighten up.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:26 PM
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20. Ted Kennedy must've had some input. He has two beloved Portuguese water dogs.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 01:58 PM
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23. The Guardian UK: It's a RESCUE dog!
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 02:01 PM
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24. Jindal
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:49 PM
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30. Wouldn't that classify as animal cruelty?
naming a poor dog after that idiot?
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:45 PM
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29. Dogs need names with 2 syllables!
These would become Frankie and Moosey pretty quickly; otherwise, calling him, MOOOOOOOOSE!!! Neighbor cow comes running over!!! (from ben & jerry's!)
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