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Tue May 4, 2021, 05:35 PM

President of Ireland's Dog Steals the Show

When Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins spoke to reporters outside his residence on May 2, his pet Bernese mountain dog completely stole the show. The dog was caught on camera trying every trick in the dog book to get Higgins' attention, to little, adorable avail.

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Reply President of Ireland's Dog Steals the Show (Original post)
catbyte May 4 OP
lillypaddle May 4 #1
Guilded Lilly May 4 #2
Goonch May 4 #3
catbyte May 4 #4
lunatica May 4 #5
Tanuki May 4 #6
NBachers May 4 #10
Tanuki May 4 #18
Botany May 4 #7
wnylib May 4 #16
ShazzieB May 4 #21
wnylib May 4 #22
cannabis_flower May 4 #17
Demovictory9 May 4 #8
Skittles May 4 #9
Lonestarblue May 4 #11
Ocelot II May 4 #12
lame54 May 4 #13
cinematicdiversions May 4 #24
yonder May 4 #14
KT2000 May 4 #19
yonder May 4 #23
Brother Buzz May 4 #15
ShazzieB May 4 #20
BobTheSubgenius May 4 #25
smirkymonkey May 4 #26
nuxvomica May 5 #27
LudwigPastorius May 5 #28
Texin May 5 #29

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:44 PM

1. K&R for the cute doggo and nice President of Ireland nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:48 PM

2. Good dog! Loving human...and odd giant acorn! Ha!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:50 PM

3. ;-{)

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Response to Goonch (Reply #3)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:52 PM

4. He's obviously used to being the center of attention.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:24 PM

5. That's a wonderful video! Good dog!

He’s doing his job of making his dad comfortable and relaxed.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:27 PM

6. I remember his beloved dogeen stealing the show a while back...

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #6)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:17 PM

10. I watched that over and over just to listen to all those Irish women laughing. We need more laughter

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Response to NBachers (Reply #10)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:05 PM

18. ..."In the lilt of Irish laughter,

you can hear the angels sing!"

💚 😇 ☘ 🇮🇪

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:30 PM

7. "A Bernese mountain dog, named Misneach, which translates as courage .... "

The dog is only 7 months old and wanted to play so President Michael D. Higgins gave Misneach his
hand as a chew toy.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:01 PM

16. Is that what it is? It resembles a

border collie a bit.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #16)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:42 PM

21. Border collies aren't tricolor like that.

Unless somebody figured out how to breed one like that when I wasn't paying attention!

That is definitely a Bernese mountain dog.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #21)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:51 PM

22. I had a border collie that was tricolored. They

do exist. Laddie was mostly sable and white, with a little black around the eyes and some black ticking on the sable. He was definitely a border collie, not a mix.

EDIT to add link
https://www.allthingsdogs.com/tricolor-border-collies/

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:03 PM

17. My friend Linda

Just got a new Rottweiler who is a year old and does exactly that. Puppy behavior!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:49 PM

8. Lol

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:16 PM

9. heh

you can tell that is one spoiled dog, very used to lots of attention

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:24 PM

11. I want that dog!

What a friendly pup.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:27 PM

12. Must still be a puppy -

a full-grown Bernese mountain dog is about the size of a cow. Awfully cute, though.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:31 PM

13. That dog was trying to distract the reporters so they didn't...

Notice the the GIANT acorn in the background

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Response to lame54 (Reply #13)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:04 PM

24. What da ya mean giant.

that is a normal acorn it is just close rather than far away.


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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:46 PM

14. Irish President Michael D. Higgins has been on my radar ever since...

well at least since this epic, extemporaneous rant some ten years ago or so:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/101713520

Oh, and nice doggie too.

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Response to yonder (Reply #14)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:28 PM

19. That was great!

That is how to do it - keep talking and don't let the stupids get a word in. The RW uses the Dems to drown them out and this President knows it.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #19)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:54 PM

23. I'd love to be able to see a half-dozen well known Democrats

given the format and air time to do the same thing every few weeks. Higgins take down was a thing of beauty and why the Irish are known to have a way with words.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:53 PM

15. That acorn sculpture in the background merits a mention, too

It's called the People’s Acorn / Dearcán na, and it's by Rachel Joynt





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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:35 PM

20. Look at ME, Daddy! Look at ME! 🐾

Stop looking at those boring people, and LOOK AT MEEE!!!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:28 PM

25. A neighbour has a Bernese that is the sweetest dog ever!

He just loves our Cairn, Ozzie, and he's one of the only dogs Ozzie doesn't lose interest in within a few moments. His name is Hank Williams Jr, for reasons I can't imagine.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:57 PM

26. Awww! He just wanted a cookie and some attention.

What a sweet little pupper!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:37 AM

27. He's trying to tell him about the giant squirrels he's seen

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:49 AM

28. Talk about being hounded at a press conference...!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:35 PM

29. What a goofball! His hoomins obviously spoiled him. As if I should talk.

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