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If you, like all red blooded, binge-happy Americans, have inhaled the new season of House of Cards in the recent weeks since its release and/or have been keeping up with the elections, you’re probably feeling a wee bit skeptical about politics and definitely a tad distrusting of politicians. In a world where Donald Trump is almost definitely going to be the GOP nominee, it’s clear that politics has gone to the dogs in recent years.
Clever turns of phrase aside, would that really be such a bad thing? The answer – if you’re Scotland – is a resounding “Nope!” Beginning this spring, the country’s tourism board – Visit Scotland – is on the hunt for an official “Ambassadog” to put his paw of approval on all food, drink, sights and sounds that make Scotland a must-visit for people the world over. Once selected, the top dog will travel all around the UK representing his home country alongside his human BFF (who, we assume, will also be a fine Scottish specimen who looks good in plaid).
To prove your pup has what the board has branded #ScotSpirit, all you need do is complete an essay detailing why they deserve to be the four-legged face of the country, where their favorite place for walks in Scotland is, knowledge of the country’s “smells” and “sounds,” and general demeanor in a group of people/animals in 500 words or less.
Silly though it may be, the forthcoming ‘grams are sure to be all sorts of adorable. So, I ask, why stop at ambassadogs in Scotland? #PuppiesForPresident in the U.S. of A.!
Posted by Erin M.