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Dizzying Intellect » Woof

Woof

For the record, I have sent exactly one (1) email to President-Elect Obama. Not that I think he read it himself, or anything, but hopefully I’m not the only one on this mission.

I won’t bother to reprint it here, though I’m pretty sure it’s in my sent box — all I asked was that if he couldn’t find a “hypoallergenic” dog (there’s so much involved in dog allergies, other than just fur) at the pound, that he consider adopting a dog from a breed rescue.

Most pure breed dogs, especially unusual breeds, that wind up at the pound or other shelters, are taken in by breed rescues. They’re still abandoned. They’re still homeless. They still want and deserve a new family.

Obviously, getting a dog from the pound is ideal, because it saves a life — but they’ve already narrowed their choice down to two breeds. So why not take in a good dog that’s been discarded, rather than just giving money to a breeder? Why not set an example for the rest of the country, that rescued dogs come in all breeds, and that they’re good enough to live in the White House?

We’ll see, right? I’m not expecting to be pleasantly surprised, but I’m sure keeping my fingers crossed.

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