Some pet owners may cause a neighborhood nuisance if they fail to develop a polite way to take their dogs to the bathroom; but when the dog belongs to President Barack Obama, the repercussions of potty pet care could become a national scandal.
Flight attendants aboard the president’s Air Force One told the Wall Street Journal that they had seen the U.S. first-dog, Bo, ambling around the famous airplane this summer. On one occasion, a member of the flight crew described how the dog failed to squeeze itself into the tiny on-deck bathroom, and relieved itself right in the aisle.
The attendant told the news source, "You can imagine the horror on board when they discovered what it had done."
Although a White House press official claimed that the event never occurred, one Walls Street Journal blogger cheekily suggested that a government cover-up was underway.
Evidence suggests that Bo has irreverently chosen bathroom locations in the past. Obama commented in an interview with NBC, "We go out and we’re walking and I’m picking up poop, and in the background is the beautifully lit White House. It’s quite a moment."
As the Journal reporter notes, Bo is declining to comment.