Advice for President Elect Obama on caring for a puppy
Max’s advice for January 3, 2009
Dear President Elect Obama,
Max grew up as the son of a man who knew ‘ALL’ the answers to the problems of the world. Max’s father said so! Many times, his father let everyone know that anyone who didn’t know that he had the answers was a turkey or a knucklehead.
The famous Ma Bell, the second most powerful force in the world (next to God of course), thought so much of Max father’s opinions, that the made him ‘Supervisor of Troubles’. This is true!
The advice Max promised you, Mr. President Elect.
Let your daughters take care of the puppy!
It may seem like you should take the Daily Intelligence Report and use it to train the puppy to respect the White House. Given the headaches it will give you, this might be the best use for it.
You may want to be the center of the young pup’s attention but the wisest of leaders lets others shine. It is better if you let patience be your guide.
Showing your daughters how to take good care of God’s creatures and letting them do so to the best of their ability would make you an even stronger leader.
You and your wife should learn what you need to know about caring for the puppy. Then, you should teach your children so that they may be successful in the task.
If the puppy chooses the children over you when you retire to the living quarters, you will know that you have succeeded. It will give an opportunity to praise your children for the great way they have trained their puppy.
Dogs aren’t called man’s best friend for nothing. When you grow older and the girls go off to school, the second dog in the family might even be yours.
By now I am sure that you have received a thousand or more suggestions on the puppy. Given the size of our nation, there will be no limit to the choices that you and your family will have. Whatever choice you make the nation will be watching.
By making sure that your childrens’ pet is truly their pet, you can set an example for all the parents who buy pets with no intent to show their children how to properly care and love them. This is yet another way the first family can show the nation how to care.
Max currently has no personal pets. He does have a dog and three cats belonging to other family members who think that Max is their person. Mr. President Elect, if you have to feed the puppy (dog) because you get up first and walk it at night because it is too late for the girls, Max understands.
Max wishes you well in all your choice of best friends.