The cat that came back (after 13 years) and choosing the Presidential pooch

November 12, 2008

(Chattahbox) Ever since president-elect Obama committed to getting a puppy for his kids if he won the election, everyone is wondering what kind of dog will become the presidential pooch. As Obama mentioned himself, the family’s preference is to adopt a dog from a shelter. A shelter dog would likely be, as he joked, “a mutt, like me. But Obama,is also on the hunt for an allergy-free dog, since daughter Malia is allergic, which makes things a bit more challenging. Dog lovers around the world though want to help.
And Peru has stepped up to suggest its native Peruvian hairless dog, a bald, toothless breed, which actually looks cuter than it sounds. They have picked out a dog nicknamed “Ears,” a four-month-old pup that has been offered formally to the future first family in a letter sent to the U.S. Embassy. This is one presidential choice that Obama will make without consulting congress, so it will come with unconditional love.

Melinda Merman and Frank Walburg had a very unexpected reunion with an old loved one. Their pet cat George, who went missing more than 13 years ago, suddenly turned up. Merman said when George went missing in 1995 she visited animal shelters and wrote to veterinarians in search of George who now weighs less than half what he used to. The gray, yellow-eyed cat, who was last seen in 1995, was turned into an animal hospital after the manager of a mobile home park trapped the sickly feline. A microchip implanted in George allowed him to be traced back to his owners. George is now eating well and is showing signs of his old-self, jumping at flickering light on the wall, just the way he used to.


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