When President Obama was newly elected I wrote a bit about his choice of a puppy, and whether it would be a Portuguese Water Spaniel or a Labradoodle.
Then of course the Presidential family has chosen Bo.
This nice lady sent me this link yesterday to a blog entry about Presidential Pets. She writes that pets give comfort and normalcy to the presidential family. This is true of all families and people I think. I was fretting over paperwork and filing, what to take to the basement, what needed to stay up on the first floor, why should I keep any of it on the first floor if I could not FIND anything.......and then my bichon, Dispatch, was hungry. He's had his eating problems in the past. He is picky and the food bowl "scares" him. I went into the kitchen to tell him it's OK to eat and finally (DUHHHHH) got him a heavier bowl and a mat that does not let stuff slide around and he ate. By himself. I didn't have to be there.....I used to have to watch him eat, hold the food bowl, or listen to him BEG for me to do these things. Or give up and feed him on the floor. Kibble, not canned food on the floor----- do you think I'm an idiot-----don't answer that. The point of this story is I forgot all about my problems with rearranging things that really don't matter because of Dispatch. Then I could really focus and blog instead of filing....NO, I have a plan for rearranging paperwork and am not stressing anymore. This is what pets can do for us. Besides sit on the lace tablecloth in the dining room and look like "huh me? What am I doing wrong?"
Bichon FurKids Rescue, along with other Bichons of course. You see in this photo Petey is laying down, there is a reason for this. He was born with a partially unformed back leg and when he was 6 or 7 the other hind leg became tired. His family turned him into a shelter but he was afraid, and of course he wondered why his little world had turned upside down. BUT Petey being a special Bichon got a cart after he was was taken in to foster by Bichon FurKids Rescue. He can use it on grass even! There is a video on his page, be sure to see it, you should see Petey go. If you've ever seen a Bichon in action you can imagine how glad Petey was to be able to run again! Petey is one fantastic little dog who is available for adoption.