12:52 PM EDT 12/05/2013
Originally posted 03/15/2012 04:15PM
Every office needs a little puppy therapy – even the Oval Office.
Following a full few days with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Barack Obama took a moment to spend some quality time with his big guy at home: Portuguese water dog Bo.
While the President crouched down to rub Bo's head, he appeared to say a few words to the dog, who has of late been enjoying time in his backyard.
Originally posted 03/13/2012 01:45PM
Whoda thunkit? Bo Obama has an exhibitionist streak.
Originally posted 03/05/2012 07:30AM
It's hard to believe there's anything better than an egg-laying bunny, but it turns out such a thing exists. We submit to you, an egg-laying Bo Obama dressed as the Easter Bunny.
Bo got all dressed up and clucking to preview the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, happening on April 9. The theme this year is "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move."
Originally posted 02/16/2012 12:45PM
Visitors to the White House on Thursday got to see more than just the East Room on their tour.
First Lady Michelle Obama greeted – and hugged – tourists for more than an hour, and their happy faces, shock and tears were all broadcast live on the White House's official website.
"Surprise," she told the stream of visitors. "Welcome to my house."
Clad in a black and white printed dress, and with dog Bo at her feet, the First Lady warmly greeted an array of people – from students to senior citizens – and engaged them in short, but personable, conversations about everything from her "Let's Move!" campaign ("Tell your grandbabies I said to eat your vegetables," she told one woman) to fashion ("I've never seen sparkly Uggs before," she told another).
Originally posted 02/01/2012 05:00PM
Air Force One is a dog-friendly facility – and it's off-leash.
In this just-released photo, President Barack Obama is seen roughing around with Bo during a Dec. 23 flight to Hawaii, where they headed for the Obama family's annual holiday vacation.
Obama was surely relieved to get a break after dealing with a lengthy battle over payroll tax cuts. With the other members of the First Family already in Hawaii, it was just the President and his dog who made the trip together.
Originally posted 01/31/2012 04:00PM
For President Barack Obama, the dog rides inside.
Obama and his Portuguese water dog Bo left their digs at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for a little joyride to PetSmart in December, enjoying the view from the presidential motorcade on their way from Washington, D.C., to Alexandria, Va.
The photo, posted on the White House Flickr page, was also shared by Obama strategist David Axelrod on Twitter.
"How loving owners transport their dogs," he wrote, most likely in reference to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has apparently transported his dog in a crate and strapped to the top of his car.
Originally posted 01/04/2012 05:25PM
"If you died and came back as a person or thing, what would it be?"
For both George Clooney and First Lady Michelle Obama, the answer is this: a dog.
Clooney answered the question, one of many in the famous Proust Questionnaire, for Vanity Fair's February issue.
Originally posted 01/04/2012 09:00AM
He's coming home!
Bo Obama made sure the trip back would be faster – by sprinting down the airport tarmac. After a little over a week in Hawaii with the rest of his family, the First Dog looked thrilled to be back in the chilly mid-Atlantic on Tuesday morning.
Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland is familiar territory for the Portuguese water dog. He travels almost as much as his famous dad, and can practically call Air Force One his home away from home.
Originally posted 12/23/2011 10:15AM
President Obama has achieved a lot in his life – but that doesn't mean he still doesn't have regrets.
"I deeply regret not having learned a musical instrument," the President told Barbara Walters in an interview for ABC's 20/20, which will air Friday night. "And I regret not having focused more on Spanish when I was studying it in school. I would love to be able to speak Spanish fluently and play an instrument."
The President and First Lady sat down with Walters for their annual holiday interview, answering 10 personal questions about themselves.
Originally posted 12/21/2011 06:00PM
Looks like President Obama can cross Bo off his Christmas list!
The Commander-in-Chief headed out for some last-minute shopping Wednesday with the First Dog in Alexandria, Va., where he picked up some goodies for his pal, confirming that Bo has been nice this year.
A smiling store employee directed Obama to the toy section, and Bo, sporting a blue leash, led the way down the aisle.
While at the store, Bo encountered a small brown standard poodle named Cinnamon, prompting the President to say, "Okay, Bo, don't get too personal here."
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