Reporters are always on the lookout for a sound bite, but I don't think this is what political writer Jon Decker had in mind. The Reuters reporter spotted First Dog Barney on a walk with his handler and asked if he could pet him. The dogwalker said sure but the Scottish Terrier wasn't as agreeable. Or perhaps he was making a political statement of some kind. Fortunately, Decker was treated by the White House physician and will be fine.
Julia Kamysz Lane, contributing editor at The Bark is the author of New Orleans for Dummies. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Poets and Writers and Publishers Weekly. thebark.com