Meet Bo Obama Part 2

The newest member of the Obama family, a Portuguese water dog named Bo, made his official debut yesterday at the White House.  He’s a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy.  Bo graced the front page of today’s Washington Post Style section.

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The entire family minus the FLOTUS graced the front page of today’s Post.

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Puppy Ciao!
First Family Introduces Bo the Dog to the World

By Manuel Roig-Franzia
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Bo Era beginneth.

Or, at least, it seemed almost that consequential today, judging from the overflow crowd of reporters and photographers who swarmed onto the White House South Lawn for a glimpse of the new first puppy.

On this chilly, overcast day, the frisky Portuguese water dog upstaged even the president and first lady.

“Bo Obama!” a reporter called out. “Are you hypoallergenic?”

Bo, only 6 months old but already savvy to the ways of Washington, made no comment. But the first kids, not to mention the tall guy in the blue suit, spoke up for him.

“I love him,” Malia Obama, 10, said as Bo nuzzled her leg. “He’s perfect.”

Seven-year-old Sasha, punctuating her words with a little hop, declared, “He doesn’t know how to swim!”

Dad, also known as President Obama, added that Porties “have webbed feet.”

Bo was a gift from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and his wife, Victoria. The Kennedys sent over gifts today for Sasha and Malia: the book “My Senator and Me,” authored by, ahem, their Portie Splash; chew toys for Bo; a book on training Porties; and a collar and leash set emblazoned with the message, “I {heart} Obama.”

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US Obama Dog Debut

Fellow Portuguese water dog owner Susan Bowe has some advice for the Obama family:

Susan Bowe had a special interest in the arrival of the Obama family’s new dog, Bo, at the White House on Tuesday.

The first family adopted a Portuguese water dog, which happens to be the same breed as Bowe’s dog, a 2-year-old named Bailey. The Leland Grove resident had some advice for the first family.

“You just have to give them a lot of love and understand that they want to be with you all the time,” Bowe said. “I was told that if you like a dog that lies in the corner, don’t get a Portuguese water hound.”

One response

  1. hello. This pictiures its very beautifull. thank you

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