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Fourth Grader Offers Dog to First Family

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He talks to momlogic to explain why.


Zach Shiley, a fourth grader from Farmington, Pennsylvania, wants to give away his dog. But what sets him apart is WHO he wants to give it to ... the Obama family!

"I came up with the idea to give the First Family my puppy when I heard the Obama girls had to move to the White House," he tells momlogic. "I thought it would be hard for them to leave their friends. They don't have anyone to play with yet. If they had a puppy, they wouldn't be lonely."

We needed to know more about this special puppy (and this special kid!), so momlogic called Zach up personally to get more details. Here's what he had to say ...

momlogic: Does the puppy have a name?
Zach: Well, we call her Vegas right now.

ML: How do you feel about the Obamas possibly changing the name?
Zach: If they take her, she will be their dog and they can change the name to whatever they want. But Vegas would be a good name.

ML: Do you want visitation rights?
Zach: I would like to visit the puppy at the White House because I'll miss her very much and my brother Jake will miss her the most. Maybe we can see Vegas on TV when she's running around on the grass at the White House. That would so funny!

ML: Why do you think your puppy would be good for the Obamas?
Zach: Well, our puppy is always happy, she's friendly and she's smart. She's so smart that she is already house-trained!

ML: What are the chances that they will take your puppy?
Zach: I think it's a 50/50 chance they will want her.

ML: How do you think you'll react if the White House calls you?
Zach: I'll be really excited and I will thank them for taking our dog.

Krissy Shiley, Zach's mom, couldn't be more proud. "Zach has always been very thoughtful and compassionate -- he tells me how good I look for work and asks how my day was when I come home from work," says the beaming mother.

Do you think the Obamas should take Zach up on his offer?

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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
Marquita January 22, 2009, 10:55 AM

aww thats cute!

Heman Womanhater January 22, 2009, 2:38 PM

This kid is stupid

Anonymous January 22, 2009, 4:31 PM

Some people (kids included) will do anything to get their 15 minutes of fame.

Anonymous January 23, 2009, 9:49 AM

Why is this kid “stupid”??
He has a pup,(and a cute pup at that) the very kind that the Obama family needs and he wants to give it to them……I think it’s a nice gesture and who wouldn’t be excited to have one of “their” pups go to the White House.
I hope the Obama’s take it!!!

Anonymous January 23, 2009, 3:25 PM

The obamas will not take that dog and everybody knows it. Im sure their sec. will write a sweet letter thinking the boy, but I bet will not except the puppy. Obamas not going to take anyones hand-me-downs.

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