Bo and the White House tomatoes
Photo courtesy ASPCA.
Bo likes tomatoes.
That's the news out of the White House introduction of the First Family's new dog.
During Bo's first meeting with the press, the president told reporters that Portuguese water dogs like tomatoes.
"Michelle's garden is in trouble," the president said.
I warned them that puppies and gardens don't mix. But it wasn't because I thought the new puppy would eat the vegetables. I thought it more likely that he would just tear things up.
Now we hear that PWDs have a taste for tomatoes.
Let's hope it isn't a taste for tomato plants. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Web site lists the plant as toxic to cats and dogs. It can make them pretty ill.
While we are on the topic, I wonder how PWDs feel about fresh mozzarella and a little basil? And perhaps a drizzle of balsamic vinegar?
After all, the dog does have Mediterranean roots.