Thursday, February 19, 2009

Obama in Ottawa and the Obama - Portuguese Water Dog Effect

Today, of course, U.S. president Barack Obama is visiting Ottawa. Much of the city is shut-down for the visit, at least from the perspective of getting around the city. Many are excited about his first visit outside of the U.S. as president.

In related but much more minor news, my sister and mom breed and show portuguese water dogs (see MacDuff Kennels Portuguese Water Dogs), a breed that is a candidate for the Obama's next family dog. While their web site is rather anemic due to my own general neglect of the site, I do have Google Analytics turned-on, and we noticed a real spike on the site around the time of the U.S. presidential inauguration on Jan 20. Basically the site traffic doubled from its background level. Here is the graph of the time around the inauguration:

By the way, if you are looking for a PWD puppy, my sister has 2 new litters born Dec 26 (8 puppies, most sold) and Jan 3 (10 puppies, some still available).


Obama dog said...

The Portuguese Water Dog are wonderful pets, their curly hairs are so handsome and they are good for allergic people. A good choice for the Obama family, now some questions remain: male or female, how will they call it?

Will said...

it turned out to be a male and 6 months old from Ted Kennedy's breeders. See Obama's dog arrived

Glen Newton said...

Nov 13 2009 update: 9 new puppies born last night!