The Fido Factor co-author Krissi Barr’s 277 word editorial on leadership recently ran in America’s largest newspaper, USA TODAY. Published on October 27, her letter focused on this simple advice for President Trump: get a dog.
“Dogs exhibit many of the same traits as great leaders,” Krissi observed. “The Trump family doesn’t have a dog. The last occupant of the White House who didn’t have a pet was Andrew Johnson. And he got impeached.”
“My editorial was meant as a positive suggestion,” Barr continued. “We all want him to succeed, as that’s best for America. And I sincerely believe he could learn some leadership lessons from dogs.”
“My advice to the President is to add a four-legged member to his family,” Krissi said. “It’s never too late for anyone to learn how to be a better leader.”
“I told him how canines are faithful to their entire pack,” she said. “They’re inspirational, not demeaning. Dogs approach everything with determination, an attribute that makes every president better. Finally, dogs are observant, absorbing as much information as possible so they can make the best decisions.”
“It was an honor to have the USA TODAY editorial board select my letter,” Barr said. “But I wanted to make sure the President knew I was sincere in wanting to help. So, I mailed him a copy of The Fido Factor and offered to help him in any way I could. I hope he takes me up on my offer.”
Here’s a link to the full letter in USA TODAY.