These are the pets of the presidential candidates

Still Experimenting…. 🙂 Still grinning evilly!!!!

Fourteen dogs, six cats, 14 fish, two turtles named Cuff and Link, three birds and a ferret have a stake in who wins the White House.

These are the pets of the presidential candidates. Most of the contenders have animals at home and among the four who don’t, Barack Obama is under pressure from his two daughters to get a dog if he wins.

John McCain towers over the field as a pet owner. He’s got 22, more than half saltwater fish.

The Associated Press is asking the candidates a series of questions about their personal tastes, habits and backgrounds. What pets live in your home?

DEMOCRATS

Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: A cat.

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: “Seamus, our Lab.”

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: None because of family’s allergies. Would like a dog.

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: Golden retriever and chocolate Lab.

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Pound-rescues Harry the beagle-basset, Lucie the beagle and George the cocker spaniel.

Obama: None.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Cats Jake and Squeaky.

REPUBLICANS

Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: Two dogs, two cats and a fish.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: None.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Jet the 9-year-old black Lab, Sonic the 1 1/2-year-old Shih Tzu.

California Rep. Duncan Hunter: Two black Labs, Boo and Hunter.

McCain: Sam the English springer spaniel, Coco the mutt, turtles Cuff and Link, Oreo the black and white cat, a ferret, three parakeets and 13 saltwater fish.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Family recently lost Marley, a Weimaraner.

Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: No longer has a pet.

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A Little Experiment-Barack Obama

We are about to make it to 4,000 hits!!!!……

I have to let you know I thought I was a ‘bad ass little bitch’ getting 100 or close to it ‘hits’ a day… Until I thought I would check out one of the ‘top blogs’ on WordPress…..OMG we are talking 10,000 hits a day!!!

Maybe I should rename my site to ‘Barack Obama’s Dog Blog’????……

I found an article with Obama and pets…..now I can use ‘tags’ with his name ….lets see what happens…lets call this a little experiment… 🙂 (Evil Grin)

A recent poll shows that John McCain leads Barack Obama among pet-owning voters 42-37%. McCain is reportedly doing especially well among dog owners. McCain has an array of dogs, a cat, turtles and birds. While non-pet owners favor Obama, most Americans have pets.

Obama isn’t necessarily closed to the idea of having a pet:

“While he doesn’t currently have a pet, Obama has reportedly promised his daughters a dog once the campaign is over.”

Suffice it to say that Obama, now that he has heard the latest from pet owners on the ground, will refine his position on the pet ownership issue, and will likely revise his dog adoption timetable. Campaign aides hint they’re conducting focus groups among college-age students and their Marxist professors to consider the most politically favorable breed options and aim to conclude canine procurement negotiations prior to the first Tuesday in November.

Scarf-wearing Muslims will not be invited to the debut appearance of Obama’s new four-legged pal.

The second week of The Greatest American Dog

‘He’s a Farter, Not a Fighter’ is probably going to become a bumper sticker at this point. Thursday night the plot thickened and an inkling of true personalities began to make an appearance. Little Presley the Jack Russell Terrier established him self as an alpha male during a little squirmish he had with our laid back bulldog, Tillman. (who is about five times his size) What did Tillman’s owner have to say about it all “He’s a farter not a fighter’..not exactly not my choice words…but most definitely a quote that will be long remembered.

Bill, ‘Star’s’ poppa, a self-employed pressure washer from Flint, Texas, certainly had my heart and probably everyone elses. As we watched him suffer through the ordeal of Star’s accident (cause remains unknown) with his much more than ‘just a dog.’ -Bill’s Words

When Star disappeared out of vision and we all heard her yelp, how many of were secretly wondering if our little Jack Russel buddy Presley had been up to his bullying again?

Elan, a pet care and animal rescue volunteer from Portland, Oregon slowly begins to grate on ones nerves as she continually corrects her overly large ‘puppy’ with ehhh’ and ehhh and again ehh, ehhhh in a voice that is less than soothing. By the end of the night I really think she was booted off more because the judges were ready to shoot themselves. (much like myself) listening to her non- relenting series of ‘ehhh’s.

Crazy Chick -Beth Joy from New York City (which is ‘no excuse’) is just plain out strange. I really think her poor little Shitzu/Lapso mutt Bella something is probably some type of service dog, that reminds her owner to take her pills when she sense an ‘episode’ coming on. (somewhat like a seizure dog) Miss Beth showed some ‘moxy’ and her temper flared when she defended her dogs sense of style or basically the accusation, that she used her pet as a barbie. Frankly I was pretty surprised, I honestly thought she was too ‘out there’ to even get offended…chuckle 🙂

The funniest moment of the show had to be Tillman’s expression as he tried to obey his master…..but that steak was calling his name in the last challenge. But he was a ‘good boy’ and resisted…barely

And of course ‘cute guy’ Travis and 1 1/2 year old Boxer Presley from Los Angeles, Calif. (originally from Perry, Oklahoma) cracked us us all up as he banished last weeks winner to the ‘Dog House’ When he and Presley took over occupancy of the ‘winners suite’ for this week.