The Obamas have promised their daughters a new dog. It is a thank you gift you for tolerating the presidential campaign. They are looking for a dog that will fit their new lifestyle and will not cause an allergic reaction in one of their daughters. But when shopping for a dog ,they may want to make sure it has a good temperament especially towards the press.
The current First Dog, Barney, is in a bit of trouble as he bit into a reporters finger on the Northwest Driveway. Barney is normally a dog who takes it in stride as he walks freely around the White House. He is a goodwill ambassador of sorts especially when the kids are around. But today was different. Barney snarled at a female photographer just before he bit into the reporter Jon Decker, Reuters TV White House Correspondent. Jon has been given antibiotics and will be getting a tetanus shot courtesy of the White House doctor. Jon says the White House assured him the dog’s shots are all up to date. If you are wondering, the First Lady’s Press Secretary has called Jon on behalf of both the President and Mrs. Bush.