News flash: President Bush’s Scottie Barney has bitten a reporter and we have the video:
Talk about sensationalizing the news:
Unfortunately we have to agree that this is going to kill any chance of seeing a Wheaten Scottish Terrier in the Obama White House, especially when you consider that Barney’s companion, Miss Beazley, also recently bit a White House visitor.
Past presidents with ties to Scotties include FDR, who doted on the very famous Fala, and JFK through his wife Jackie, who had a Scottie called Hootchie. (Click on the their names to see fabulous photos.)
As for the injured reporter, Scottie News would like to extend its sympathies to Jon Decker. The editor and publisher of the Scottie News used to be a Reuters reporter and editor herself, and got snapped at more than once in the line of duty if not by dogs by irritable politicians and CEOs. She was glad, however, to learn that Jon’s mother is a Scottie owner and that there are no hard feelings.
We would also like to take this opportunity to raise another issue. Since when do doctors prescribe antibiotics for minor dog bites? Tetanus, and rabies shots in the right circumstances, we’ve heard of, but isn’t this just another egregious example of antibiotics overuse?
For now, we leave you with this still shot from the video.