This is a must 'Like' page on Facebook: Off the Leash by Rupert Fawcett

Timely and true.  Rupert Fawcett has an uncanny ability to translate his anthropomorphized visions of dogs, their behavior with one another, and their 'ownership' of their humans into the visual medium of cartoons or photos of situations which he finds either offensive or endearing.  Since the beginning of 2012, he has garnered over 22,000 "Likes" with shared content of his cartoons averaging around 1,000 per cartoon.  I LOVE his page.  Hover your mouse over the title of this blog to be linked to it and then come back and read my "Top Ten."

The link I directed you to somewhat preempted my plan to blog a "Top Ten" list describing why a dog would make a better president than either of the two candidates (dare I say that I am an affirmed Independent?).  While dogs have this wonderful ability to live in the moment, they also have this endearing liberatarian tendency to want other people and/or dogs to stay out of their personal stuff; and while not strictly isolationist, they don't want other dogs to enact social policy that affects them.  I ran out of material before I reached my top 10 list, so asked my Tibetan Terrier FB friends for assistance.  I received responses from all over the world.  Don't think for a minute that the whole world is not watching the presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.  Here's the list:

Top Ten Reasons Why A Dog Would Make a Great President:

10) Dogs believe in taking care of their home, their pack, and their people in it.  They are WIIFM (What's in it for me?) beings.  They have no need to take care of the dogs next door.  Let the dog next door take care of itself.

9) Dogs learn from past life events and have a pretty good memory for them.  They often don't make the same mistake twice after learning has been encoded into long-term memory.

8) Dogs don't cut backroom deals.  They would never give away potential food or bully sticks to another dog to lobby for them.  An entire section of bureaucracy could be eliminated.

7) Well-trained dogs are capable of being in a room together and waiting for their turn to perform.  They are unlikely to be impulsively verbal when it's not their turn.   That being said, dogs are great debaters and will work diligently with barks or stares to receive what they want.

6) Dogs don't necessarily believe in immigration, particularly when it affects their own home, but manage to find a way to live in peaceful coexistence when their owners bring additional dog(s) into the home.  Dogs come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, but judge other dogs only by their behavior.

5) Dogs vote with their bellies.  They would NEVER send their bully sticks, food, and treats to other homes when there are so many hungry dogs in shelters.  One caveat:  They'd want to be sure that there was an adequate supply of what they need first at home before being generous with others.