Monday, 10 November 2008

Small Creatures Taking Care of the World

America has a new president! Well, of course, that is old news but I had to wait for Emma - as usual having to wait for her I mean - to type this for me and I suppose also it might be old news that it's gonna happen, but it hasn't actually happened yet cos he won't go and live in the White House until next year and when he does he will be there with his human family and a new dog. The dog is supposedly for his daughters, but I am very pleased he has asked one to live with him, cos he is going to need a creature in the White House, with just the right amount of intelligence to help him make sense of all that the humans with two much intelligence will say to advise him on how to rule the world! Okay I know that's a contentious - that's a very big word but Emma assures me it's what I mean - thing to say that he is ruling the world but effectively being the American president you are taking care of the world cos America is the biggest super-power - which doesn't actually mean that it has super powers like the people in Heroes or like Superman or anything like that - but cos it's a large, rich country with a lot of influence on all the other countries. Barack won't really rule the world at all cos nobody can but many, many people have a great deal of expectation that he will change it for the better and make them feel happy cos of that by making changes to all sorts of things that people do to govern their lives - dogs don't make rules to govern each others lives, which I think is why we worry less about ourselves and more about our humans cos the rules they make are often wrong for them really. Anyway all that expectation is cos Barack is different. One of his differences is that he is the first black coloured (well really he is a light brown colour) president that America will have had. As I've discussed in my journal before now humans make the colour that they are really important and very sadly it has caused so many difficulties in their history. Dogs don't worry about the colour that another dog is. I will play fight with a dog of any colour or breed as humans categorise us into based on how we look and size and colour and amount of hair and what sort of personalities they think we have and all that - but it makes no difference to me, except that if I am interacting with a larger dog I usually feel I need to be a little more fearce to make up for my lack of height. Actually Barack seems to be quite small in width and height for a human being - I saw him standing next to Gordon Brown and thought that. I then felt a little anxious for him cos of all he will have to deal with, but then I reminded myself that even though I'm small I am able to carry a lot of emotions and sort out a lot of problems for my humans, so I'm sure he can do that too.

If any of you have any thoughts on Barack please do share them with us.

Woofs and hopeful wishes for a better world, Ted and Emma

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