Thursday, April 16, 2009

All Good Things Must Come To An End

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - It's not in protest of government TARP money or new Defense Department policies that caused Greg Nelson to take down a 6 foot tall Obama cutout.
It was the President's decision to pick a Portuguese water dog as the nations' "first canine" that irked the marketing executive.
Nelson heads a group called Labradoodles for Obama that urged the President to pick the mixture labrador and poodle breed for the family's pet. He knows from experience. Arbo, a two-year-old miniature labradoodle, is both Nelson's pet and the public face of the "Labradoodles for Obama" campaign.
"Yes I was disappointed at the selection," Nelson said. "Labradoodles were bred 30 years ago to combine the mellow behavior of a labrador and the smarts of a poodle." A combination he says would make a perfect First Pet.
Using several venues from the Internet to good old lawn signs, Nelson signed up hundreds in support of making the labradoodle the first dog. His online store sold merchandise and raised thousands for the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Yes, this is all in fun but then again this is Washington DC and politics always seem to come into play. "How can we compete with the Kennedy name and reputation?" Nelson muses. The Obama's dog was a gift from Massachuchetts Senator Ted Kennedy. Written by Greg Guise9NEWS NOW &

Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Labradoodles For Obama" Happy To Fill In At White House Easter Egg Roll

It looks like the First Dog will not be in place for the White House Easter Egg Roll. This is disappointing news for dog lovers across America who were hoping to see the First Dog makes its debut at the event.
Labradoodles have a history of being service dogs and as you can see by the picture above, Arbo is ready to serve his country by filling in as the "Surrogate First Dog " to help the Obamas greet all of the White House Easter Egg Roll guests.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

White House Dog Delay
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The First Lady's press secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld says "definitely not this week," when asked for guidance on the arrival of the Obama's family dog. President Obama has said the First Family would get the dog "after I get back from the G20 summit." He has said the family had already selected the dog it wants.

White House Dog Tales

(New York) April, 7, 2009
Guess who's coming to The White House? Vladimir Putin of Russia? Wen Jiabao from China? Perhaps The Dalai Lama? They may indeed meet with President Obama in the days ahead but there's no one more important to the first family than the arrival of The White House Dog in April. It's no secret that the canine's expected delivery to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is one campaign promise Obama is obligated to keep, and Sasha and Malia are holding him to it!
To commemorate this special day and coinciding with National Poetry Month, award-winning journalist Harold Goldberg has penned a whimsical story, White House Dog Tales: The Very Personal Rhyming Diary of the White House Dog and the Mystery in the Fountain. It's the first in a series of White House Dog Tales, humorous and inspiring children's books about the incoming White House dog and is targeted to children. But it will appeal to anyone who’s a fan of dogs, the White House itself, the First Family and, of course, games on the Wii.
The story surrounds an affable dog who can find things. While he becomes known around the White House for his ability, the dog has an Achilles heel: he doesn’t like the water. When confronted with a life and death situation, the dog has to face fears. That’s the moral to the story: everyone can face their fears and do things they didn’t think possible. They just need to try.
White House Dog Tales is currently available via CDBaby,, and the official blog, It will soon be accessible via other popular entertainment sites including iTunes and Amazon. And, 10 percent of the profits from the sale of the poem will be distributed to charity, including Save The Children, the World Wildlife Fund and the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America.
Harold Goldberg is a columnist for Boys’ Life and has written for Family Circle, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Wired, The New York Times Book Review, VH1 and many others. He is co-author of the best-selling book My Life Among the Serial Killers. Goldberg is now working on a narrative history of video games called The Game Changers for Random House.
The poem is read by Donna Mei-Ling Park. After a stint with MTV Canada as a fashion correspondent, she has opted for cerebral media and now travels the world for the country's most popular video game lifestyle TV show, the Electric Playground. She is based in Montreal.
For more information, please contact:
Chris Olmstead

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Is The Next First Dog A Male Portie From Senator Kennedy?

CHICAGO (WBBM) - All indications are that a new dog will enter the lives of the Obama family this week.
Nothing has been confirmed. But what has been mere speculation about the promised Obama family dog now rises to a level just above rumor:
A source familiar with high-ranking Washington pet owners tells Newsradio 780 that the Obamas are getting a Portuguese Water Dog, and that the dog is expected this week.
The source says it is a male puppy.
The source is unnamed (not certain about the dog), and the unnamed source says the Obamas have already met the dog when it visited the White House a couple of Sundays ago.
It is believed the Portuguese Water Dog may be a gift, perhaps from Senator Ted Kennedy and his family - but the source would not talk about that.
We contacted a spokesman for Senator Kennedy about the dog being a gift from the Kennedys and he said, "This would be news to us."

White House Dog Spotted In The Family Quarters Of The White House

Has the BIG DAY finally arrived? I think the answer is YES! The President returns today from Europe and is expected to unleash the new First Dog to the American people. According to POLITICO a dog has been spotted by a senior staffer.

Both Arbo and I think that there is still HOPE for the Labradoodle. We shall see!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Obama DOGGED at European town hall meeting

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Who knew Europe had so many Americans?
President Barack Obama found out when he held a town-hall meeting for German and French citizens Friday.
Inside the cavernous Rhenus Sports Arena on the French-German border, Americans kept raising their hands.
The first person called on, a young lady, was American. The irony of the moment led Obama to declare: "Now, I just want to say I did not call on the American on purpose."
He issued a plea after answering her question.
"All right, now. I know there's some other Americans in the crowd. But do me a favor, Americans. Wait till we get back home and I'll do a town hall there, because I want to hear from my French and German and European friends," he said.
But two questions later he called on ... another American.
"Hello Mr. President. I'm sorry, I'm from Chicago. Excuse me," said the questioner, another young woman.
Obama started to object.
"Well, no, I'm sorry. If you're American I can't ...," he said. She quickly added that she's also French.
"What does that mean?" he said.
"Double nationality," she replied.
"Dual nationality," the president said, before turning to the audience. "What do you think? Should we let her ask the question?" The audience gave its consent. "OK, go ahead."
And so the woman with dual nationality asked two questions: whether the economic crisis was an opportunity for industries to become more ecological, and whether the promised White House dog had arrived.
Soon, on the dog, he said, and yes on green opportunities for business.