By Dominick Mezzapesa - Wildlife Planet News
The Trump family, has been missing a key ingredient in making for a happy home, and that is a pet.
Yes, there have been millions of happy homes that have never owned a pet, but my belief is, you would be happier.
As far as is publicly known, the President elect does not own any animals. On Jan 20th when Donald Trump moves into the White House, he’ll be the first president in 150 years who does not have a pet.
But let's hold off on writing that line in history because, like any Presidential transition, things move fast and there may soon be a 9-week-old Goldendoodle in the Trump family's future.
A friend to 'The Donald' for over two decades, Lois Pope, a prominent philanthropist in Palm Beach, Fla., who advocates for veterans’ and animal causes, said in an interview Tuesday that she is in possession of a 9-week-old golden retriever and poodle mix that will soon become the first dog.
“He said, ‘Go over there and show it to Barron,'” Pope said, referring to Trump’s 10-year-old son. “He said, ‘He’s going to fall in love with him.’ He said, ‘Barron will want him.’”
When she showed the photo to Barron, Pope said, “this big smile came over his face, and it just brought tears to his eyes.”
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email Tuesday that “no decisions have been made” about the dog. But Pope said she is confident that the Trumps will take the puppy, which she named Patton after George Patton, a World War II general Trump has said he admires.
“I’m sure. Every president has a first dog,” Pope said. “It goes with the presidency.”
Pope said she had Barron Trump in mind when she chose Patton. Moving to the White House will be stressful for a young boy, she said, but it would be less so with a canine friend around.
“It’ll help with the transition. It’ll take away some of the wonder and awe,” said Pope, who added that she could not divulge where she acquired the puppy. “I mean, can you imagine moving into the White House as a child? It’s hard.”
Before that happens, however, Patton must do a few things to assume the role as the 1st dog of the United States of America