First Dog Bites Reporter

President Bush’s Scottish Terrier Barney chomps reporter’s finger.

Posted: November 8, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Seems that President George W. Bush’s dog Barney may not be particularly happy at the prospect of leaving the only house he’s ever known. On Thursday, the Scottish Terrier bit a reporter on the finger.

“I was just trying to pet Barney,” said Reuters Television correspondent Jonathan Decker, who encountered the dog outside the White House. “Unfortunately he was not in the mood to be pet.”

White House medical staff examined Decker, who spoke to reporter April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks, after the incident. “Unfortunately it broke the skin and I have to be on antibiotics for a few days,” he says. Decker will also require a tetanus shot.

Barney, who turned eight years old on Sept. 30, has starred in nine White House “films” with President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush’s other Scottish Terrier, Miss Beazley, and a who’s who of Bush’s political team, including former deputy chief of staff Karl Rove.


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Bertha   Schenevus, NY

5/21/2009 12:23:20 PM

Kind of random but I often think that pets look just like their owners, and, if the pet owners were animals they'd look just like their pet.

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11/9/2008 9:19:36 PM

Like owner like dog! GO HOME BUSH, YOU HAVE DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!

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hk   clinton, OK

11/9/2008 8:20:29 PM

guess he reall does not want to leave

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Izzy   Manhattan Beach, CA

11/9/2008 7:39:30 PM

Obivously, Bush is not a true dog lover and owner.Someone should protest!Hopefully someone will take Barney and give him a proper family that Bush is not showing right now.It just goes to show not everyone is a dog lover.

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