Can't we even agree dogs are good anymore? - Dr. Marty Becker


Can’t we even agree dogs are good anymore?

Wednesday, Nov 11th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Champ and Major Biden

I don’t post about politics here or on my social media, and I’m not going to start now. But I found myself wanting to welcome our new First Dogs Elect, Champ and Major Biden, and then didn’t because I didn’t have the stomach for the likely fallout.

I don’t remember hesitating to post when the Bushes adopted their shelter dog from the SPCA of Texas, or when the Bidens originally fostered and then adopted theirs from the Delaware Humane Association. And although some people would have preferred the Obamas adopted a shelter dog as well, I don’t remember anyone being angry at me for congratulating them on adding Bo to their family.

Now I find myself wondering if even being happy that two dogs, one an adopted shelter dog, being in the White House can be good news to animal lovers no matter who we voted for. Or have we grown so far apart not even that’s possible anymore?

Regardless, I’m sending my best wishes to Champ and Major Biden, and look forward to learning more about them in the days to come.