I speculated previously that it would be hard to find a "rescued" dog of this breed. I noted that Biden had been scolded for adopting a non-rescue dog. I even wondered aloud if a rescue could be rigged:
Some political friend could buy a Portuguese Water Spaniel, walk it over to a shelter, and the shelter director could immediately call the White House with the good news that they have found a match!But, fortunately, the LA Times reports that everything worked out okay:
The black male pup was sold to someone who gave it back to the breeder, as commonly happens with reputable breeders. It is usually part of a breeder contract that if the owner cannot keep the dog, it must be returned to the breeder for a new home...Thinks are looking up -
The kennel has sold three Portuguese Water Dogs to the Kennedy clan over the years, all from the same lineage...
In a way, it's kinda cool...
But in another way, it feels kinda calculated. Or are we being paranoid?
The Kennedy family will be presenting the new dog to the Obamas...
The fact that the pup is being re-homed makes it kind of a rescue, doesn't it?
they finally found a pup!
I'm sure the girls are doing a happy dance,
so let's forget the political happenstance.