Bo Obama Needs To Change His Name
Since this is a dog blog, a couple of times a month our boy Bo (woof!) thought it would be nice to get the news through a dog's eyes.
Bo invites everyone to read a chapter from his upcoming book BAD TO THE BONE due out early October. It's a funny memoir about the crazy adventures we have shared together over the last 14 plus years, told through Bo's eyes.
Okay Bo, take it from here....
I need to get something off my chest that's been bothering me the past several months. To some it may sound immature and petty, but to me it's taken the joy out of my afternoon naps.
What is the deal with President Obama naming his dog after me? Why my name? It ain't cool Mr. President.
Let me set the record straight so everybody understands, there's only room for three Bo's in this world; Bo Diddley, Bo Jackson and Bo Hoefinger. That's it. No others need apply.
If you want to be a Bo, you can't be. Membership is closed. Oh sure, you can be a Beau or a Bow, but you can't be a Bo.
Got it? Good.
Oh, and don't even think about using an Executive Order to get your way.
I feel so much better now. So here's a story from the Detroit Free Press about Beau, the presidential pooch (ahh that looks better already, doesn't it?).
WASHINGTON - He has torn through magazines and stray socks, even sunk his teeth into the president's gym shoes. Charm school taught him to sit, heel and shake a paw on command. He spent his first summer vacation on breezy Martha's Vineyard.
That's just a scoop of the poop on Bo's[sic] first few months as First Dog of the United States.
... At least one dog trainer wishes the Obamas would use him to highlight such issues as animal overpopulation.
Another option, says celebrity pet trainer Andrea Arden, of New York's Andrea Arden Dog Training, would be for the Obamas to become involved with programs that teach children to treat pets humanely, or to get Bo[sic] involved with work as a therapy dog.
"I like it better than Bo[sic] writing a book," she said.
I hear you sister. There's only room for one awesome book by a dog named Bo, and it's called Bad to the Bone! Make sure to pre-order your copy today!