Friday, November 7, 2008

Surly Mood

Barney, the First Dog, has bitten a news reporter. Supposedly the dog was in a “surly mood.” Having to put up with George W. Bush seems to put everyone in a surly mood, even animals.

From First Dog takes a bite at White House reporter by Kathleen Koch and Erika Dimmler:

President-elect Barack Obama's daughters have been promised a puppy for the White House — President Bush's dog, Barney, demonstrated his technique for dealing with the media Thursday…sinking his teeth into Reuters TV White House correspondent Jon Decker.

Call it a case of biting the hand that covers you.

First Dog Barney and his handler were out on the front lawn for a walk when Reuters' Decker and another reporter approached.

"He looked very nice and friendly," says Decker. "I bent down to pet him and he just snapped at me."
Read the rest here.

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