So the Pres and his family finally got their Porty (Portuguese Water Dog). I'm so excited for them. They couldn't have asked for a better breed. But I'm biased. My lovebug Bailey is a Porty and is pretty fantastic. We are so glad that the Ob.ama's got a porty because we are so tired of people asking if B is a standard poodle. Here is the thing folks, just because he has curly hair it doesn't make him a poodle. Poodles have pointy muzzles. Portys have short square muzzles. Also they are shorter and stockier than Poodles too. So we are hoping that the new first dog will bring some well deserved attention to the breed so no one will confuse B with a poodle again. I also have to add that I find it totally amusing that they got the puppy from Senator Kennedy and not from a shelter. I think it was absurd for the pres to think he'd get a hypo-allergenic mutt. Obviously he doesn't know dogs. We have nothing against mixed breed dogs by the way. My family has owned 4. But K is deathly allergic. So we needed a truly hypoallergenic dog. And you can only get that from a breeder! Apparently the animal rights folks are pissed at the pres for not getting a shelter dog as promised. So he donated a chunk of cash to the A.S.P.C.A. Good for him. But still, I find it amusing.
Here is my 19 week belly shot in my Easter dress. After I got my communion at mass a woman reached out and touched my belly. I was surprised and wanted to ask "do I know you?" But I had to walk back to my pew. So I guess the belly touches from strangers has begun.