Voi tätä maailman menoa ja uutisoinnin kynnystä... Mutta minusta aika hauska juttu kuitenkin, tuttuni laittoi juuri minulle linkin Obaman pähkäilyyn koirarodun valinnasta.
New York, NY [ November 5th, 2008 ] - As President-Elect Barack Obama prepares to move into the White House he will now have to make good on all his campaign promises, including his most important vow to his family - to get his daughters a dog. Obama reiterated his promise in last night's acceptance speech, telling his daughters "you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House."
In August, more than 42,000 Americans cast their vote in the AKC®'s poll to determine the right breed of dog for the Obamas at www.presidentialpup.com. The Poodle was chosen from a list of five hypoallergenic breeds, each with distinct characteristics that made them uniquely suited for Obama's daughter who suffers from allergies. Learn more about Poodles.
"We hope the Obamas consider the survey results," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "This poodle is a breed that doesn't always get the respect it deserves, but it is truly an ideal family pet. They are currently the eighth most popular breed in the U.S., according to 2007 AKC registration statistics, and the breed spent more than two decades in the top spot - a true testament to its suitability as a family pet. And while Poodles require frequent grooming, their consistent and predictable coat is crucial for Obama's daughter and all who suffer from allergies."
Tuossa vielä hauska juttu linkin "Learn more about Poodles" takaa:
When asked "Why a Poodle?" the late Anne Rogers Clark (the first woman to win Best in Show at Westminster) often replied: "They are Labradors with college educations. After a day of retrieving, your Lab wants to curl up in front of the fireplace and take a well deserved nap. A Poodle wants to be fourth at the bridge table and tell naughty stories!"<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Ja suomeksi sama juttu menee suunnilleen näin:
Kun edesmenneeltä Anna Rogers Clarkilta (ensimmäinen nainen joka voitti Best in Shown Westminsterissä) kysyttiin "Miksi villakoira?" hän usein vastasi: "Ne ovat labradorin noutajia opistotason koulutuksella. Kun on oltu päivä metsällä, sinun labradorisi haluaa lösähtää takkatulen ääreen ja ottaa hyvin ansaitut nokoset. Villakoira haluaa olla neljäs bridge pöydässä ja kertoa tuhmia tarinoita!".