Chicago, Nov.17 : The Obamas' have said that while they have promised their two daughters a dog as their gift for their father winning the U.S. presidential elections, they will wait to induct the pooch till late winter or early spring.
Incoming U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama told CBS 60 minutes in an interview over the weekend that: "We're on-call mode on the dog front. Because the deal with the dog was that we would get the dog after we got settled. Because as responsible owners, I don't think it would be good to get a dog in the midst of transition. So when we settle, get in a routine, we think about late winter, early spring, we're gonna get the dog. Now, we cut that deal with the kids before America knew about it. So they're good with it."
Michelle Obama also said that Americans are ready for the Obamas' to get a dog into the White House.
She also said that selecting a dog was a family event and not a matter for the Obama transition team to deliberate on
"This is a family event. We're getting a lot of suggestions though. Boy, I mean the people are sending suggestions. And we're taking it all under advisement.
When asked whether his mother-in-law would be moving into the White House, Barack Obama said: "Well, I don't tell my mother-in-law what to do. But I'm not stupid. That's why I got elected president, man. She sure can if she wants. I think it's fair to say that Marian Robinson is one of the unsung heroes of this campaign. We couldn't have done it without her. 'Cause she retired, looked after the girls, gave Michelle confidence that somebody was gonna be there when Michelle was on the road."
"She's just been an unbelievable support for all of us during this process. And you know, she likes her own space, you know. She doesn't like a lot of fuss around her. And, like it or not, there's some fuss in the White House. But we hope that she comes," he added.