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Pot Licka for Obama? #311369
11/18/08 10:05 AM
11/18/08 10:05 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
Press Release
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Belmopan, Belize

12th November, 2008. Today the Government of Belize, in the interest of continued good relations between the United States government and our own, contacted the U.S. President Elect's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, to make a diplomatic offer, based on needs expressed by U.S. President Elect Barack Obama in his victory speech. The United States has often, throughout our history, been a benefactor in our time of need, and Belize is pleased to now be in a position to reciprocate.

In his victory speech of 4th November, President Elect Obama promised his daughters "you have earned the puppy that is coming with us." He later explained to the press that his daughters have allergies and that perhaps a shelter dog could be "a mutt like [him]" and therefore perhaps not the best choice as it would likely not be hypoallergenic.

We believe, and have advised, that we can solve this problem. Therefore, we have offered the Obamas a puppy of our National Breed, colloquially known as the 'pot-licka.' As all Belizeans know, the pot-licka, or Belizean Shepherd as it is more properly known, is a dog that requires little or no maintenance. This breed is short-haired and therefore hypoallergenic, has minimal dietary requirements –Presidential chicken bones will do nicely— and certainly qualifies as a 'mutt.'

It is the Government of Belize's firm belief that this dog is both more attractive and more practical than the current Peruvian offer of a Peruvian Hairless Dog, since the pot-licka can more easily be replaced if run over by the Presidential police escort while attempting to chase the Presidential limousine. Further, owning a Belizean pot-licka will allow President Obama to identify more closely with a large segment of the BelAm population, especially since many of them live in his resident state of Illinois, at least until the authorities find them.

Should President Elect Obama accept our offer, the public is hereby advised that authorities will be rounding up all the pot-lickas in the National Pot-Licka Reserve (a.k.a. Belize City) and taking photos to allow the Obama daughters to make their choice. The public is advised to carefully observe garbage dumps and other areas where wild pot-lickas are known to gather, with a view to finding the best specimen to represent our country.

The public is thanked for its cooperation in this critical diplomatic matter.


Lou N. Wrasse
Public Relations Officer

You should also note that these fine dogs are of the 'Ancient Maya Hunting Dog heritage'!

Re: Pot Licka for Obama? [Re: Marty] #311394
11/18/08 11:49 AM
11/18/08 11:49 AM
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Posts: 2,208
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collyk Offline
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That is funny and very clever. Shame the only true hypo allergenic dogs are of the hairless variety although some allergic people suffer less from curly coated breeds such as the poodle or dogs that have 'hair' as opposed to fur such as the Yorkshire Terrier.

Most allergies to dogs and cats have more to do with allergies to enzymes from the dog's saliva carried in the fur and dander, which can be present in all dogs with fur.

Either way, I'd love to see a pot lika in the White House. Good on you Lou N. Wrasse.
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