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Originally posted 12/06/2012 03:55PM
It wouldn't be Christmas at the White House without Bo Obama.
After inspecting this season's holiday decorations – in which he is prominently featured through a life-size replica and Bo-flake ornaments – the first dog also graces the Obama family's Christmas card.
Iowa artist Larassa Kabel's painting depicts a snow-covered Bo running across the White House's North Lawn, an homage to this 2010 snapshot, which caught the 4-year-old playing in the snow during a February blizzard.
Originally posted 11/29/2012 03:30PM
To kick off the holiday season at the White House on Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama brought along a very special helper: Bo.
The Portuguese Water Dog helped his Mom unveil the Christmas decor that will deck the halls of the Washington, D.C., manor this season and he's even featured prominently in the estate's adornments.
In the East Garden Room, which was decorated with children in mind, a life-size replica of Bo greets visitors, and "Bo-flakes" hang from the trees. Forty such ornaments are scattered throughout the White House, and an edible Bo also stands guard in front of the gingerbread house located in the State Dining Room.
Originally posted 11/26/2012 06:15PM
Forget eating leftovers – Bo Obama had some official business to attend to the day after Thanksgiving.
On Nov. 23, the First Dog helped Michelle Obama and First Daughters Sasha and Malia welcome a 19-foot Fraser fir into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The tree arrived on a horse-drawn carriage, which Bo was a little apprehensive of at first. The First Lady had to pull Bo around to it so that he would inspect the tree with she and the girls.
Mrs. O proudly gave the thumbs up to the towering tree, confirming that it will be suitable for display in the Blue Room, just as it has every year since 1966.
Originally posted 11/24/2012 10:15AM
'Tis the season!
Michelle Obama and daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11 – assisted by their not-so-little helper Bo Obama – welcomed a Christmas tree to the White House on Friday.
The 19-ft. Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C., arrived on a red and green wagon drawn by two Clydesdale horses while the Marine Band played the classic carol "Oh Christmas Tree."
Originally posted 11/08/2012 09:55AM
Barack Obama promised that the best is yet to come – but sadly, that doesn't mean a playmate for Bo Obama.
During his victory speech early Wednesday morning, the President said to First Daughters Sasha and Malia that there will be only one four-legged friend roaming the halls of the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, for now.
"You're growing up to be two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your Mom," he said. "And I'm so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now: One dog's probably enough."
Originally posted 10/10/2012 02:45PM
It's the campaign homestretch, but the Obama girls didn't let that stop them from throwing their favorite dog a birthday party.
Five of Sasha and Malia's dog-owning friends brought their pups to the White House on Monday's no-school holiday for a pre-birthday playdate with Bo, who turned 4 on Tuesday.
"Mrs. Obama and the girls sang him 'Happy Birthday,'" a White House source tells PEOPLE. "There were doggy treats and toys and running around on the South Lawn."
Originally posted 10/03/2012 01:10PM
President Barack Obama is gearing up for the election a mere 34 days away, but he has a sweet milestone to celebrate Wednesday: His wedding anniversary with wife Michelle.
"Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend. Happy anniversary, Michelle," Obama Tweeted.
The couple met at Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin in 1989, and shared their first kiss outside a Hyde Park shopping center. There is even a plaque outside, which bears a quote the then Senator shared with Oprah Winfrey in 2007:
"On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate."
Originally posted 08/22/2012 05:00PM
More than half the pet dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and it seems one of them lives at the White House.
President Barack Obama advised the young guests at the first ever Kids' State Dinner on Monday against passing any helpings to the First Dog, according to U.S. News & World Report.
"I only have one request for you," Obama told the 54 winners of First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy recipe competition, "and that is try not to drop any scraps on the floor."
"Bo is on a diet right now," he said, "and he will eat anything that he sees, especially some of the tasty meals that you guys have prepared."
Originally posted 06/28/2012 02:00PM
Amid all the controversy and chatter about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his healthcare law, President Barack Obama still hasn't forgotten to make time for his Number 1 pal: First Dog Bo.
On Wednesday, the Commander-in-Chief's Twitter feed posted a photo of the pair sharing a tender moment, simply captioned, "Buddies." In it, the President is seen looking lovingly at his pet, and giving him a rub.
While speaking at a New York City fundraiser earlier in the month, Obama noted that his dog's popularity far outranks his own, saying, "People come to the White House – first they ask, where's Michelle? They ask, where are the girls? And then they say, where's Bo?"
Originally posted 06/13/2012 04:00PM
Add Bo Obama to the list of Betty White fans!
The Golden Girl scored some alone time with the First Dog during a visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday, playing with Bo on the White House lawn before meeting his dad, President Barack Obama.
"It was a thrill to be with Mr. Obama," she told the Huffington Post, "but the big thrill was being with Bo."
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