Friday, November 07, 2008

Lunchtime Trivia and Poll Question

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President-elect Obama promised his girls a puppy. Of all the public promises and proclamations ever made by a politician, this one is one no parent would break.

So what kind of dog should the Obama’s get? Use the comments for breeds and potential names. CNN already took "A pit bull named Lipstick.”

Personally, I’m thinking a hybrid vigor shelter dog. It would bring to light the plight of shelter dogs: millions are killed every year because homes cannot be found for them. In addition, whenever a dog becomes “popular”, like Dalmatians did after the movie 101 Dalmatians, many people go out and get them, they are over bred, and many end up in shelters. It is a great way to merge political action with doing what is right.

SHAMELESS PLUG: My personal favourite charity is Best Friends. You can give money, or take a working vacation there. And yes, Olivia was a rescue. I got her at 11 weeks, 5 pounds, having been kicked so badly she only walked on 3 legs. (She's been running since the day she got here, popped the femoral head right back where it belonged.)

BONUS TRIVIA: According to USA Today (6 November, page 4B) look for the following brands to become popular, based on Obama family preferences:

Hart Schaffner Marx suits
J. Crew clothing
Planters Trail Mix – Nuts, Seeds and Raisins
Black Forest Berry Honest Tea
Ford Escape Hybrid