Thursday, June 4, 2009


I finally worked up the courage to tell him. Don't worry -- we've sorted everything out. He was very calm and understanding.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Home with the Babysitter

Barack and Michelle had a date on Broadway tonight. They talked about bringing me, but I had to respectfully decline. One, I'm not a theater dog. All the shrill voices get me extremely tense. Two, I only fly Air Force One. Those small planes make me nauseous.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Leader of the Pack

People always ask me: Yeah, you're the Dog in Chief, but who's Leader of the Pack? You or Barack?

The best answer is that Barack and I are a team. We debate the issues, we weigh the pros and cons, and at the end of the day we make decisions together.

Sometimes I have to remind him it's TEAM, not TIAM. And I'll admit that occasionally I tug at the leash as well, but listen -- "Leader of the Pack" doesn't apply here. We take things on together.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Football with the President

I took some time out from my busy schedule today to play football with the President. I know, I know, I have countless problems begging my attention -- Afghan Hounds terrorizing the Middle East, militant Jindos in North Korea, hostile Salukis in Iran, that mess Barney left here at home. But can't a dog take some time off now and then for a little R&R?

I told Barack I needed a break and he knew just what to do.

For the record, I'm better at catching -- don't let him tell you otherwise.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My first book is out

That's right, I've written a book.

I know what you're thinking: "Oh, typical political dog - he probably paid someone to write it for him."

Nope. I did it all on my own, in crayon no less. It's pretty impressive, if I do say so myself.

Meanwhile, I can't count the number of people writing books about me. These are just a few.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


USA Today had an article about my tutor, Dawn, the other day. I was kind of upset because they didn't ask for my input. So, for what it's worth, here are my thoughts.

Dawn's a great lady. She smells good, she gives clear commands, she's always equipped with treats, and if you do your work well then she's likely to give you a scratch. My only complaint is that she's a little too demanding. I understand she was preparing me for a big role -- the biggest role a dog can fill, actually -- but the work was overwhelming at times. As a laid back guy, I just got kind of tired of all that high-intensity training. Still, she obviously did a great job, because I'm one of the most well-behaved dogs out there.


Wasn't I adorable?

Don't let the cute mug fool you. Secret Service was a mess before I got here. Now that Bo the Guard Dog is on duty, NO ONE's messing with this country.