MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Obama's Puppy Decision Major

I love it that President-elect Obama is referring to the family decision to get a puppy as a "major issue." It is! Not only because daughter Malia is allergic but because all of us who have a great relationship with our dogs know the time commitment involved in caring for our four-legged buddies. It takes training, exercise, mental stimulation, boundary setting, patience and lots of love to build the foundation for a loving, connected, lifelong relationship with our canine companions.
The Obama family prefers to adopt their new puppy from an animal shelter or rescue group. Kudos to them! Has that ever happened with a prior president? What a great example for the Obama's to set for the country and the world, to raise consciousness about the millions of abandoned animals in need of rescue.

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