Now that Barack Obama has won the White House, his family is ready to look for a family dog, but they haven’t decided on a breed.
It just so happens that last week I finished a book borrowed from the library, A Rare Breed of Love by Jana Kohl, a book about her dog Baby who was a rescue from a puppy mill.
Since adopting Baby, Kohl has made it her mission to enact legislation that would control puppy mills. As part of that undertaking, Kohl and her little three-legged survivor have traveled around the United States meeting with legislators, asking for their support. The book has many pictures of Baby posing with politicians, judges, actors, and anyone else who might help.
And…one of those posing with Baby is Senator Barack Obama.
I hope that he remembers the few minutes he took to meet with this little dog when his family is choosing their companion.
“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” – attributed to Harry Truman (1884-1972)
“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” – Will Rogers (1879-1935)