March 2, 2009
The Original and Best Portuguese Water Dog
Yes, I know, (everyone I cross paths with asks) Obama has chosen a Portuguese Water Dog for the Whitehouse.
Oscar's identity can no longer be elusive. Now every man, woman and dog will want one and his name will be as common as mud. Judging by the popularity of Obama, I don't doubt that we'll soon be seeing Water Dog emblazoned cups, ties and ranges of snacks that both you and your dog can share.
It's disappointing, not just to me, but to Oscar. You know, he felt special, like a real individual. The attention he received on simple walks to the beach truly put an extra bounce in his stride. It's what he's grown up with and now he risks being... common.
It's also like being the first 'of' something cool, then someone 'famous' goes and copies you, and no one realises that you were the original.
So I thought it would only be fair to Oscar, to share with the world that Obama actually googled "gorgeous beach loving dogs" and discovered my blog. He enjoyed reading Oscar's adventures so much that, well, the choice was easy. But he didn't even contact me to tell me of this inspiration.
What do you expect really, as if he could tell the world that he'd copied someone else. That wouldn't be very presidential...
Oscar has taken it all a bit personally, and is exercising his cool factor, a bit hard.
I'm letting him do it, I'm sure it's just a phase, a necessary process.
Although I kinda want my sunnies and hammock back.
[current mood] Ginger Cod & Top 100 80's hits
Posted by natalija at March 2, 2009 9:53 PM
I think it is a great choice. BEAUTIFUL pictures and even more beautiful dog!
Posted by: Yoli at March 3, 2009 2:58 AM
I've been reading your blog for a long time, and really love it. When I first saw the picture, I was like "It's Oscar! What is he doing in an american flag..."
Posted by: indigotangerine at March 3, 2009 7:35 AM
Oscar is one cool canine. Some would say, almost untouchable. I'm sure his inherent coolness will transcend any commonality that may arise from being the President's breed of choice. ;-)
Posted by: Ellie at March 9, 2009 9:33 AM