Saturday, April 24, 2010
Buddy The Hero Dog
When Brian Williams ended Friday's Nightly News broadcast by announcing that Buddy the hero dog from Alaska would be appearing on Saturday's Today Show, I must admit I was concerned. Will Lester Holt and Amy Robach ask Buddy the tough questions, or will they do a superficial, ingratiating interview? Will they ask Buddy what newspapers he reads (or at least what newspapers he was paper trained on)? Will they question his controversial statement that he can see a Russian Wolfhound from his doghouse? Will they ask about his exorbitant wardrobe expenses, like his $5,000 flea collar? Why does Buddy dislike Bo so much? Is one of Buddy's puppies pregnant and unmarried? Is it true that Buddy chases cars--especially Ford Mavericks? Since Buddy is a German Shepherd, does he have a birth certificate to prove that he was born in the U.S.? Why did Buddy quit halfway through his first term as Alaska's state mascot? Did Buddy ever take steroids when he raced in the Iditarod (and should steroid use be expected in a race whose name ends with "A-Rod")? These are the kind of questions to which viewers demand answers. I hope Lester and Amy won't disappoint.