Vladimir Putin’s New Dog: Buffy

Somehow I think this has to cost Putin a few points in the world leader macho standings:

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin has named his new dog Buffy, but there was no sign in a walkabout for the cameras that the Bulgarian shepherd had any vampire-slaying tricks.

In comments reported by Russian news agencies, Putin said Thursday the dog “can’t do a thing.”

But Buffy, a cute caramel-and-white-patched puppy, contradicted Putin, obediently sitting on his command.

And lest you think that the former KGB agent is a closet Sarah Michelle Geller fan, the name came from a five year old Moscow boy who won a contest.

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  1. Linda says:

    Oh, the puppy is adorable. And yeah, the cuteness factor does knock him down a few notches in the macho scale. At least it’s not a Yorkie or a Pomeranian. That would totally zero out his macho.

  2. Neil Hudelson says:

    The most macho men love puppies. His macho rating still stands.