Does anyone really believe that the 0s are going to find a Portuguese Water Dog in the pound? I don't. For that matter, do the 0s strike you as dog people in the first place? Cat people, for sure.
Anyway I used to think that they'd have a faithful retainer buy the dog from a breeder a few months ahead of the scheduled reveal, and then give it up to a rescue group with the understanding that someone from the White House would be right along to set up a photo op with Malaria and Sashay meeting their new pet. But it suddenly occurs to me that there might be an entirely different plan afoot.
Uncle Teddy's already got one foot in Poucha Pond and can't last much longer. Even Queen Elizabeth has him on the fast-track for knighthood before it becomes a posthumous award. He's going to leave behind three PWDs. Don't you love how the PWD expert in the artcile linked above notes that these dogs are "really good at opening refrigerators"? You're busted, Senator. That explains a lot.
Surely the widow Kennedy will comply with the will and turn over at least one of them to the 0s. It's perfect PR all the way around to keep that Kennedy-Obama connection at the forefront of the public consciousness. Surely that is what this White House dog business is all about anyway. If it really was to be a family dog the way everyone else's family dog is, they'd have it already instead of timing the arrival 6 months later.
So look for one of the Kennedy PWDs (Sunny, Splash and Mary Jo) to make the move to Pennsylvania Avenue. I'd say probably about 16 days after the funeral.