The week’s top dog stories

Obama ate dog

President Obama riding in limousine with Bo
U.S. government photo

This is the absolute number one dog story as Republicans try to find a way to stop people talking about Mitt Romney and Seamus, the dog he strapped to the roof of his car for a very long road trip. Even the news that Romney saved the life of a Scottish Terrier has done almost nothing to put the Seamus story to rest. And it’s unclear to the Scottie Newsthat this latest salvage attempt is going to have much impact either

Obama was a child when he ate dog, a fact that is revealed in his memoir “Dreams From My Father,” where he wrote about life with his Indonesian stepfather:

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

The Scottish Terrier and Dog News thinks this Obama/Romney dog comparison is an apples and oranges situation but let’s take the pulse of our readership:

We’ll eventually compare the results to our Mitt Romney poll.

Dog owners pick dogs that act like them, say researchers‎

A study of British dog owners has revealed that people tend to choose animals that mirror their own personality.

Okay, yes, I am stubborn. Maybe it takes a hard-headed person to deal with a terrier. What do you think?

Superstar dog video maker releases the cat version

Too bad the cat one isn’t as funny as the ultimate dog video.


3 thoughts on “The week’s top dog stories

  1. Some people eat lots of things that my peeps would never touch. Like, horse, dog, cat, stuff like that. That doesn’t change the fact that Mr. Romney used sick judgement and abused his dog. There’s no difference in stuffing a dog in a crate on top of a car than putting one’s child in a crate on top of the car. This type of character development is not a quality that I’d ever look for in a leader. No matter the party affiliation.

    Thanks for the poll. It’ll be interesting to see the comparison.

  2. I know this is just a fun poll… but the 3 who said No, I’m a Democrat but I just can’t get past this even if he was a kid … wow. What’s your alternative? Oh well people vote how they vote for all kinds of reasons.

    You’re right Stewart – one candidate was a child, living in another culture from age 6-10, being fed something by his stepfather, the other was supposed to be a responsible adult. :/

  3. I don’t particularly care for either Romney or Obama, and not being a Yank, I thankfully do not have to hold my nose and choose. As far as dogs and their owners go, my wife (AKA She Who Must Be Obeyed) says this is true, The description of the Scottie’s termperament matches mine to a T, reserved, stubborn, alooft, but loyal to a fault to those he finds worthy (there not being too many of those).

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