Monday, April 13, 2009

We got ours first



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.   

9 comments:

alicia said...

ohh fun the belly touches! churches seem to be worse for them i find! I was totally molested at church yesterday, all those strangers just couldn't help themseleves! haha love the dress and the belly shot, so cute!

janessa said...

you look absolutely beautiful! I never understood the stranger belly touches, until I was no longer pregnant. This time is fleeting. You're so excited for your little one to make their appearance, it's hard to slow the time down and cherish your belly, the feeling of the unknown, who your baby will be, what they will become.

Now, I see a pregnant woman and I want to touch their belly. Do I? NO! But I understand the desire to molest other's stomach's ;)

You look beautiful, striking. :)

Leah said...

I'm 1 day ahead of you and am still not showing! I wish I had a cute bump! I'm definitely filling out but no bump yet. Are you feeling the baby move yet? You look great!

B MoM said...

ah, the unwelcomed belly touches. Wonder how I'll deal with that. I'm actually looking forward to dealing with something as "mundane" as unwelcomed belly touches. =)

Andrea said...

Bailey is sooooo cute!! I want to squeeze that adorable, non-Poodle :)

Eewww...belly touches from strangers? Ugh!

militarywifealways said...

Ohh ohhh ohhhh you have a cute belly, can I touch :0)

I heard that the ASPCA had a "porte" awhile ago, I believe its truly rare but it can happen, now their health may not be the greatest though.

Marcu said...

Love your belly shot! What's up with the stranger belly rubs. I'm hoping to avoid those.

Your dog is too cute!

MAK-now said...

Betsy, I am sooo happy for you!! I just read through ALL of your posts and got caught up and I just wanted to send you a big fat CONGRATS!!

We have Angel Wings said...

Your doggie is beautiful and I'm sorry for the unwanted belly touches. You do have a beautiful baby bump, though. :)