Porties for Change by Moira McLaughlin, 2009.
Now that the identity of the Obamas' new dog has been confirmed. Some interesting details about the Fist Dog's original name and litter mates have also surfaced. We now know that Charlie Obama is arriving Tuesday and will be presented as a gift by Senator Edward Kennedy. We know Charlie will be renamed by the Obama girls, and that he and Kennedy's dog, Cappy, are from the same Amigo Portuguese Water Dog litter. The pups' parents are Ch. Amigo's Phor What Its Worth AKA Penny and his father is Ch. Valkyrie's Dr. Watson Is Here AKA Watson.
Now, here's what is interesting...my Portie insider, Sue Wilcox-Hall who writes The Portuguese Water Blog and lives with eight Porties, checked the Pedigree Database and found the names of all the puppies in Cappy Kennedy's litter. As you will see, Amigo Kennel owner, Art Stern, must have been a big Obama supporter all along. The Portie puppies, one of which will be the First Dog, were born on October 9, 2008 -- before Barack Obama was elected President and before he made his famous puppy promise to his girls -- here are the names of that fateful litter:
Amigo's Captain Courageous
Amigo's Change To Believe In
Amigo's Great Hope
Amigo's Hope For Tomorrow
Amigo's Hope Of Tomorrow
Amigo's Hope Wilson Will Prevail
Amigo's Hoping For Change
Amigo's Hoping For The Best
Amigo's New Hope
Amigo's Shining Hope
I wonder which one is Charlie?
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