Canada Prime Minister Trudeau Gifts Obamas’ Dogs With Muttluks
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation received a warm welcome at the White House this week, but presidential photo-ops weren’t the only sign that the Canadians had ventured south. There were pieces of Canadiana all over Washington, D.C. this week.
Days before Trudeau arrived in Washington, D.C., his visit was heralded by dozens of maple leaf flags flying along Pennsylvania Ave., one of the U.S. capital’s most important thoroughfares.
It’s customary for visiting dignitaries and leaders to bring gifts of their homeland, and Canada’s first couple were no exception. The Trudeaus gave the Obamas’ dogs Sunny and Bo their own piece of canine Canadiana in the form of Muttluks cold-weather booties made by Toronto’s Marianne Bertrand.
It’s not the first time the company and its leather-soled boots has headed south as a gift: they bypassed a closed border two days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to outfit 300 canines for search and rescue.