10 Top Gifts For America's First Dog "Bo"
Though we know that Bo was a gift for Sasha and Malia Obama, like all the other dogs who've lived in that big White House, Bo is America's First Dog and our interest in him is great. I'm sure that we would all send Bo gifts, if we thought they might reach him. If my gifts would reach him... here's what I think Bo needs.
1. Bo's White House Replica
Every dog needs his own space and being that Bo is our First Dog, he needs his own White House to match his stature. This is the most expensive gift on my list, and it will probably the most expensive dog house ever, so if you want to really impress the First Family and the rest of the country... this is THE GIFT. And you know there's a replica almost-in-waiting for Bo at Opulent Items. (I am not kidding. Check it out!)
2. Bo's Dog Bed: Wicked Good Dog Bed Lounge
I'm choosing an extra cushy bed for Bo as his breed is very active and prone to hip dysplasia in later years. The Wicked Good Dog Bed Lounge is made with orthopedic grade foam, designed to relieve pressure on bones and joints. A dual inner layer on its cushion absorbs odor and traps wetness. Fabrics and sections are machine washable. L.L Bean
3. Bo's Food And Water Bowls: Bambu Diner
Th Bambu Diner is not only ergonomic (Bo should never have to stoop to get a drink or his dinner.), but eco-friendly. The Bambu Diner's design is very stable, so that it can resist some of Bo's enthusiasm to get to it! Pet Lounge Studios
4. Bo's Walking Harness: Puppia Soft Dog Harness
Here's my bias: Dog's should not be pulled by the neck, even if it's the dog who is doing the pulling. No neck. A collar looks nice, carries tags well, but should not be used as a restraint. Puppia makes some great looking soft harnesses that are gentle leaders, and if a dog pulls, it's the strongest part of his body that's behind it -- his chest. Amazon.com carries a variety of colors and you can get matching leashes.
5. Bo's Formal Dinner Attire: Puppia's Dog Groom Majesty Vest
No, we shouldn't marry off the First Dog quite yet, but the Puppia Vest would look exquisite on beau and be formal enough for a State Dinner or ball. Not too fussy, but such a perfect contrast for Bo's black fur. Barron's House of Treasures.
6. Bo's Environmental Wear: Tree Hugger T-Shirt
As part of the White House commitment to reversing global warming, the White House dog must make his position clear. How clear? Tree Hugger clear from Go Doggie Go Green.
7. Bo's Car Safety Gear: Pet Tube Travel Station
I can't very well recommend that the First Family buy a Volvo or a Honda Element, two cars with built-in safety features for dogs. So, in lieu of that, I'm recommending what I would put into my own car for my dog's safety, the Petego Pet Tube Travel Station. I recommend this enclosure for Bo because he's young and he will probably want to jump around while he's in a limousine, and that's not safe. Even in a dog harness attached to a safety belt, a dog can find a way to get into trouble and maybe get hurt. I recommend the large Pet Tube for Bo; as he grows, the tube can be extended across the seat, so he can fully stretch out in his stretch limo.
8. Bo's Bouncing Toy: All Natural TurnUp
The All Natural TurnUp bounces high and flies far; it's also great for Bo's developing teeth and gums and it's as indestructible as the other heavy hitters in this field, but it's petroleum free and dye-free latex. FetchDog.com.
9. Bo's Leg Chews: Gino The Dog's Leg Cover Toys
If you really want to impress, here's a gift from Gino The Dog, a Turkish design house for rich dogs. The Leg Chews are not cheap, but they are clever. Made with natural rubber, they'd be Bo's delight on or off a chair leg. Available from Unica Home.
10. Bo's Home Made Treats: Puppy Cake Cake Mix For DogsThis gift is as much for Melia and Sasha as it is for Bo. It's easy and fun to make these cake treats with their creamy frosting. They do look good enough to eat! Bone shaped cupcake tray is sold separately from the Puppy Cake Mix, which comes in carrot cake and carob cake. Puppy Cake
Well like I said, I'm not close enough to the First Dog to send something he might receive, but if you are, don't be shy... steal my ideas!
That's the buzz for today!