TMZ is reporting that the Obamas' new dog will arrive on Tuesday, April 14, and it's not Cappy. It is a male, six-month old Portie named Charlie with the same lineage from the same kennel as Senator Kennedy's three dogs. Here's TMZ's story:
Now here's where the Kennedys come into play. The kennel has sold the Kennedys three Portuguese Water Dogs in the past, all from the same lineage. The dog the Obamas will be getting is from the same lineage as the Kennedy dogs. The Kennedy family will be presenting th new dog to the Obamas, but it's really coming from the kennel.
The reason this all sounds so technical is that there are issues regarding gifts to the Prez. The fact that the pup is being re-homed makes it all kosher.
Photo is Sue Wilcox-Hall's photo of her dog Samba and her eight puppies, not Charlie and his mother. Visit Sue's wonderful blog, The Portuguese Water Blog here.