The Reason Why There’s No Dog Living In The White House

Before I begin, there are a couple of things I need to share.

  1. I realize that some people don’t like dogs. Or cats. As a matter of fact, there are some people who don’t like animals at all. That’s fine. (I guess)
  2. Except for when he punished Syria’s heartless leader for using chemical weapons on his own people with a few well-placed bombs, and his willingness to call China on the carpet for their unfair trade policies, I don’t agree with anything President Trump does or says. The sooner he’s out of office the better.

With those things in mind, I’m going to tell you why there’s no dog living in The White House. Sad!

Because Trump

The way I see it, President Trump (probably) doesn’t possess the bandwidth needed for dog ownership. That’s why there’s no dog living in The White House these days.

By bandwidth, I’m referring to all of the things dog owners need to possess in order to raise (and own) a healthy, well-rounded pet-and pal.

According to Puppytoob.com, there are certain qualities people need to have in order to be a good dog owner. Here are 6 of them:

Friendly

Affectionate

Nurturing

Playful

Engaging

Responsible

What do you think?

Does Trump possess any of those qualities?

I’ll grant him one. He is friendly. When he’s in the right situation.

Which to him, is one in which he stands to gain something.

But what about the other qualities needed?

Does he have them? Or…is he missing them.

Could he, if he tried really hard, become the person all of us need him to be?

Presidential Dogs

Every President in recent history had dogs.

For instance, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt owned one of the most famous dogs of them all.

(President Roosevelt and “Fala.” )

President Clinton’s dog, “Buddy,” was a good-looking chap.

The Clinton’s and “Buddy.”

President George W. Bush had a Scottish Terrier-just like Roosevelt’s.

(“Barney” was the Bush’s beloved pet.)

Finally, President Kennedy and his family had a dog or 6. And loved them.

(President Kennedy was a dog-lover.)

So, why doesn’t President Trump have a dog?

After all, a dog is man’s best friend.

(That’s our dog, Bear. He’s a rescue. Please follow him on Twitter.)

Trump Could Use A Dog

Actually, the entire White House staff could use a dog right about now.

A dog, the right dog of course, would instantly change the atmosphere there.

In the first place, this is the most dysfunctional White House that’s ever existed. Employee turnover numbers are right up there with food-service establishments. Plus the place seems mean. From Vox.com:

“Donald Trump gets to treat everyone around him, from his aides to the press to the people targeted by his policies, as his own personal punching bag because he’s never been confronted with anyone more powerful than he is who punches back.”

Secondly, the President’s son, Baron, would probably benefit by having a dog around. Dogs and kids are a match made in heaven.

“A dog can make a home feel safe and warm. Children and adults alike feel a unique sense of security just knowing that they can depend on that unconditional comfort every day. Children respond wonderfully to the love that given by dogs, so genuine and free of judgment.” Read more

Finally-and this is important, having a dog around the White House, not just any dog, but a (rescue) dog picked out by Baron and his dad, could change everything.

That’s because dogs force us to get out of ourselves.

In other words, people who live life like it’s all about them, 24/7, (Like Trump) can benefit tremendously by having a dog by their side, because dogs need attention.

They need their owners to feed them. Play with them. Laugh with them. Cuddle with them. Chill with them.

Just think of the possibilities.

A Letter To The President

Dear Mr. President,

Please get a dog.

Sincerely,

Every person in the world