PERSONAL NOTE: THESE ARE NOT just any kind of dogs…special dogs valued in North Korea, a gift to the President of South Korea. Gift of foods and animals, interesting exchange of goodwill between the North and South Korea. Steve, usa, november 25, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Korea president unveils ‘peace gift’ puppies
• 25 November 2018 BBC NEWS
South Korea’s president has revealed the first pictures of puppies mothered by one of North Korea’s “peace gift” dogs, Gomi.
The North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, sent the two dogs to his counterpart Moon Jae-in in a bid to promote peace amid thawing ties on the Korean peninsula.
Gomi, a Pungsan hunting dog, gave birth to three female and three male puppies.
President Moon shared photos of the dogs on the official Blue House twitter feed on Sunday.
“As the pregnancy period of dogs is about two months, Gomi must have come to us pregnant,” he reportedly tweeted when the pups were born. “I hope inter-Korean affairs will be like this.”
11월 9일에 태어난 ‘곰이’의 새끼들입니다. 엄마개와 여섯 새끼들 모두 아주 건강합니다. 사진은 오늘 오후에 문재인 대통령과 김정숙 여사가 관저 앞마당에서 곰이와 새끼들을 살피는 모습입니다.
Gomi and the other dog, Songgang, came to the South with nearly seven pounds of food, and joined President Moon’s other pets – including rescue dog, Tory.
Mr Moon has met Mr Kim three times this year and has acted as a mediator between him and US President Donald Trump.
In September, he became the first South Korean leader to give a speech to the North Korean public during a trip to Pyongyang. He spoke at the Arirang Games – a major propaganda event – and received a standing ovation from 150,000 people.
More recently, President Moon said he was confident the Korean War could soon be ended.
The conflict ended in 1953 with an armistice, but no peace treaty was ever signe