Thursday, September 3, 2009

The President and the Poop Bag

Finally, the Associated Press has provided an update on presidential pup, Bo. It seems he has made a few typical puppy transgressions, chewing up a magazine and even launching an attack on the president's gym shoes. But his trainer has also been busy, and Bo knows the basic social cues, as well as a few tricks. His days sound quite well managed.
First, Michelle takes him for early morning walks around the White House grounds. Then his day is filled with eating, playing with the Obama girls, and just lying around (though a 10-month-old Portuguese Water Dog probably doesn't do all that much lying around). The president gets his turn at the end of the day, taking Bo for his nightly walk around the property.
"I'm the guy with the night shift," Obama told a tv reporter. "We go out, and we're walking, and I'm picking up poop -- and in the background is the beautifully lit White House. It's quite a moment."
It's heartening to hear that even the president of our country wields a poop bag! And Obama says that the nightly walks are a highlight of his days, helping him to unwind. Good job, Bo.

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