White House adopts Russian dog
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It looks as though there will be a Russian in the White House after all.
On Monday, President Hillary Rodham Clinton introduced the world to Loki, a female Siberian Husky that will become the First Pet for the Clinton family.
“Bill and I are excited to welcome Loki to our family,” a beaming Clinton told the White House press corps as she debuted the well-behaved canine at a press conference in the Rose Garden. “We had a great run with Socks the cat last time, but we felt compelled to follow in the footsteps of President Obama and add a dog to our family this time around. Loki fit the bill perfectly and Bill and I look forward to our time with our new friend. I can only hope that one day down the road Loki will be able to join us on a casual hike near our Chappaqua home.”
Clinton then explained that Loki was chosen after extensive research. “I didn’t want to take time away from doing serious policy analysis, but I also didn’t want to make a rash decision,” Clinton told reporters. “For the past week, I’ve been Skyping with leading canine experts and learning about which breed would best fit our current situation."
After concluding with excruciating detail about her decision-making process, Clinton smiled and left the Rose Garden with Loki, who has already been taught the best practice of walking side-by-side with her owner rather than out in front.