Now I read that Biden is getting into the act by buying a dog. Why am I not surprised? Even before Obama and Biden announced their families puppy plans, there was mounting evidence that everything was going to the dogs with almost constant canine coverage. Make no bones about it, dogs are all over the place --not just in politics but in movies, ads, news stories and books.
I've been especially interested in this because a book I wrote more than 10 years ago, "277 Secrets Your Dog Wants You To Know," has had a resurgence in sales, reflecting this increase in interest in our four-legged best friends.
Given the popularity of dog in the titles, when the Obamas finally get that "big rambunctious dog" (be careful what you wish for, Barack) you can be sure all pup titles will break loose. Dogs might get the upper paw and popular books could be reissued with titles like....
Eat, Love, Pray, Walk the Dog.
The Dog Who Came In From the Cold
Wings of Beagles
War and Pekginese
All I Need to Know I Learned from my Dog
What to Expect When Your Dog is Expecting
South Bitch Diet
Infinite Pest: When My Dog Wants to Go Out (and I don't)