Bo's a good boy, but I was crushed when the Obama's dog process boiled down to accepting a high-end gift dog. Talk about optics--imagine the good that would have come from the wildly popular First Family visiting a rescue facility, checking out the hybrid vigor. : )
Then there was the announcement about the allergies and, okay, maybe, I guess. There were probably the same 47 layers to be weighed and considered as on the tv show, but I'm still annoyed with Ted Kennedy. Butt out with your impeccably bred Portuguese Water Dog; Petfinders.com could have rustled up a hypoallergenic pup if they'd had the chance.
[Ha, thanks for reading, if you made it this far. It's still such an issue that people don't realize they can get any kind of purebred dog from rescue. PSA! Spread the word.]
P.S. Agree that Hope is a border collie with a small mystery contribution somewhere in there. Is there room at the WH for a sheep meadow?