US President Clinton, who said the death of his dog Buddy
was the worst thing to happen to him after leaving the White
House, is getting a new puppy that will have a lot of Buddy
The new dog - another chocolate Labrador Retriever - was sired by Buddys nephew.
Clinton and his family are very excited about the new puppy, which will be brought to Chappaqua in a month or so, his spokeswoman Julia Payne said last week.
She would not divulge the dogs name. The breeder, Linda Renfro of Wild Goose Kennel in Federalsburg, Maryland., said the puppy had been temporarily called B.B., for Bills Boy, until Clinton bestowed the new name a couple of weeks ago.
The dog does seem very much like Buddy to me, Renfro said, except that I think hes probably a bigger eater. From what I have seen of him, his sole ambition 24 hours a day is to eat.
Renfro said Clinton had yet to see the dog, which is three months old. The puppy is now in the hands of a trainer. Buddy was struck and killed by a car on a busy two-lane road at the bottom of the Clintons cul-de-sac in January of this year. He was pronounced dead on arrival at an animal hospital. He was 4 years old. Clinton told a Newsweek interviewer last month that the dogs death was by far the worst thing to happen to him after leaving office.