Obama dog: This is NOT change

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    I'm sorry, but when you are getting a family pet, you do not hire a Senator of the United States of America to go to a prominent Texas kennel to get yourself a dog. You go to your local shelter and rescue a dog. I don't care if it's a puppy or a full grown dog, you rescue the dog. This dog was "bred" at the kennel and then given back?

    This isn't change. This is a man who's rich and can get whatever he wants. He's supposed to represent the "people" of the United States, but the "people" of the United States don't do this shit. It's inexcusable. There are so many dogs dying every day and what a wonderful thing it would have been for Mr. Obama to have rescued and adopted a pitbull while it was young and raised it properly showing that not all pitbulls are bad. And a pitbull is a hypoallergenic dog. There are thousands of pitbulls dying every day. You really wanna make a big splash - go to a small, non-existent non-profit animal rescue organization that saves dogs from kill shelters and adopt a dog from there. You have no idea how much time and effort these people put into caring for a dog who was just hours away from being put to sleep. AT LEAST - Jesus Christ - AT LEAST DON'T ADOPT A FUCKING PUREBRED! ADOPT A MUTT.

    This really irks me. He said he was going to rescue a dog from a shelter. And while he did, he "rescued" a purebred from a high end Kennel in Texas where the Kennedy's adopted their dogs. This is BS.

    Prez Pup Coming to Obama White House Tuesday - TMZ.com

     
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    How do you go to somethng nonexistent?
     
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    umm....bubbalah...I'm guessing they were rightfully told that you can't get a mutt when your kid has allergies b/c you don't know what's in a shelter dog or what allergens it carries. I know because our preference would be a shelter dog, too, and we can't b/c hubby has asthma and son has allergies.

    mostly...um... do we really care?
     
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    No. He did say however that Pit bulls are Hypo allergenic
     
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    Give your kid some allergy pills and let her be on her way.

    It's no problem to go into a shelter and have a specific kind of breed in your mind. "I can only have these types of dogs, etc" but to go hire a US Senator to go down to Texas and get a purebred dog.. come on. How many fucking shelters are there in Washington DC?

    What really pisses me off is the elaborateness he's going through to get a dog. Who does this? Rich people do. Not everyday people. How many millions of homes in America adopt a dog that's hypoallergenic or get a special shampoo for a dog to lessen the dander?

    You call your local shelters, you ask if they have a breed that's hypoallergenic and if not, you get put on the waiting list. You wait. You don't hire a fucking US Senator to go to Texas and get a purebred that was "given back."
     
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    They are. And they're wonderful dogs if trained right. With hundreds of people staffing the white house, I'm sure you can find someone to throw a stick for it.
     
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    no one with kids or who has that many people going on and off their premises should have a pitbull....

    you never want an animal around kids that you can't stop if it does something dangerous.

    sorry to the pitbull lovers. you may not know this, but when you go to a shelter, certain types of dogs are not allowed to be given to families... even jack russels and cocker spaniels because they don't have the proper temperment.
     
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    right...let your kid get allergy-induced asthma to make a political point.

    spoken like someone who's never had to protect a kid or deal with allergies or asthma.
     
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    :lol: I almost busted a gut laughing at your post. I thought you were just joking, but you're evidently serious.

    There were plenty of options available. Here's a good article on the subject:

    Obamas to choose First Dog, hopefully shelter adoption | PETS 911 Animal Crossroads
     
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    Otter_Creek worst president ever

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    I wonder if he's going to feed that dog some of that $100.00 a lb. steak. you can't get that at a shelter either.

    I read a story yesterday, that some people are pissed at biden for buying a registered German Shepard.

    What is this nation coming too? Don't you know by now "They gotta have BLING"

    Should have voted for McCain if you didn't want to pay for a gold dog collar.
     

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