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All the Presidents’ Dogs | High Country News

It’s been nearly a year, and I’m not the only one concerned that the 45th U.S. President still does not have a proper canine companion. He desperately needs somebody nonpartisan to tweet about.

Russian Wolfhound or Borzoi

Russian Wolfhound or Borzoi (Photo: Pixabay)

If only there could be a First Dog to romp on the White House lawn… what sort of mutt would fit the bill… Sturdy Pit Bull? Law-enforcing Shepherd? Border Collie? My pick would be the Russian Wolfhound, AKA Borzoi.

However, history professor Andrew Gulliford has another vision of the perfect dog breed for Donald Trump. You’ll never guess!

“I’m not sure why so many rural Westerners voted for President Donald J. Trump. He doesn’t drive a pickup with a gun rack. He doesn’t wear Levis or Wranglers, and his hairstyle certainly wouldn’t work in a Wyoming wind. He’s never fixed fence, bucked bales, cut wheat or field-dressed an elk. But most important, he doesn’t have a dog, and he needs a canine companion in the White House, especially since his wife, Melania, apparently plans to stay for months in Manhattan with their son.

What’s the de facto bachelor president going to do? He’ll need a warm heart and a cold nose to come home to. Who’s going to bring him his slippers and fetch his newspaper? Oh, I forgot. He doesn’t read the news. No matter. He still needs a dog…”

Andrew Gulliford

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  1. usfman

    He would not know how to treat animals any better than humans. I don’t condone animal cruelty.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes. I shudder to think of him having a pet. His self-centeredness seems to bar that. If only he’d leave the rest of the world alone.

  2. ashiftinconsciousness

    I think a shark is more appropriate as a “pet” for trump. It’s a violent, mindless predator that cares about no one but itself.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      When you put it that way, I’m surprised Trump doesn’t have a pet shark already. In a bigly fish bowl. So big. Both of them so big.

  3. Ken Dowell

    You have to have at least a little bit of heart to have a dog. Trump doesn’t qualify.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for pointing that out, Ken. It’s a win for the dogs the way it is.

  4. Animalista Untamed

    Heaven forbid if some poor mutt falls into that apology for a human’s hands. Keep well away Chester!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I will, Animalista. I’m not ready for D.C. until Bernie is President. ~ Chester ❤


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