The Canine Vote

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Are you watching tonight’s GOP debate? Are you excited to hear what Donald Trump is going to say? Are you a dog?

Then this is for you:

The Dognald is made by BarkBox, a New York-based company that provides monthly shipments of dog toys and treats. “Your dog will love The Dognald's reinforced seams, perfect for tough debates,” the product description reads. “And, you'll never hear this plush guy squeak. Squeaking is for wimps.”

Unlike Trump’s catchphrases, the Dognald is available in limited quantity. As for tonight, we’ll be live-blogging the action.

Update: BarkBox says it sold its entire inventory of 1,500 Dognalds.

(Hat tip: my colleague Caitlin )