Barney's Lessons Learned for the Obama's Dog Selection
While walking my dog, Ewok, many mutt owners have admitted to having their dogs genetically tested. There have been few surprizes, the brown and white mishmash that had long beagle ears and howled a lot, was part beagle.
DNA Testing for Sneeze Prevention
In the Obama family doggie dilemma, the girls could pick a dog they liked. Then the hypo-allergenic appearing mutt could be tested for heritage. If its a Poodle and other hypo-allergic mix, they then would get to keep the perspective pooch.
Aggression Testing and Media Training
Because the canine celeb will be in the White House, it should also be tested for aggression and given media training, so that it doesn't go after the press like the Bushes' Barney who bit the Reuters reporter. In an exclusive interview with the Examiner.com, Barney said he did it because, " I was in a bad mood, and I just snapped."
I was able to obtain records from Barney's psychiatrist, who found that:
Barney, does not like what President W. Bush has done to economy and that many dogs are being sent to the pound because their owners can't afford the increasing price of dog food (especially corn-based). The aggressive biting behavior was Barney's way of letting the world know that he too wanted change and was not going to take it any more.
Barney has also left his mark and messages on several of the Presidential chairs, rugs and curtains to let the new pup-elect know how Barney really feels.
After seeing the Halloween photo of the Bush family pets. I think Barney was also sick of being dressed up in silly costumes. A hypo-allergenic mutt with an even temper who has passed both genetic testing and media training may be able to deal with the stress of stupid pet costumes.