As we pay homage to this nation's highest office today, it's also the perfect time to celebrate the commander in chief's best friend. First Dog Bo has snuggled himself into the hearts of the Obama family, White House staff, foreign dignitaries, and the American public with his curly, cuddly fur, even-keeled temperament, and deep, soulful eyes. He's also put Portuguese Water Dogs on the map for many folks who had never heard of the breed before this pup paraded across the White House lawn in 2009. So happy Presidents' Day, Bo! We hope your day brims with treats, naps, and a gallop across the South Lawn!
Michelle Obama quips that family dog Bo is "the most famous member of the Obama family," and judging by this year's White House Christmas decorations, it's not far from the truth. The famed Portuguese Water Dog took center stage, as his human companions unveiled the festive trimmings at a special viewing for military families. But Bo wasn't merely on hand to supervise: clones of the political pooch starred in holiday vignettes throughout the White House while the first lady encouraged attendees to get crafty and create their own jolly canines.
First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Bo are all smiles as they walked outside the White House to receive the White House Christmas Tree last Friday. Bo—the adorable, fluffy Portuguese Water Dog—happily pranced alongside the family and nearly stole the show.
The Portuguese Water Dog sniffs and scampers along seemingly oblivious to the cameras as he perhaps hunts for one of his favorite toys. He's only wearing a simple tan collar today (instead of this family pride one or a leash befitting a superstar) but with his selection inside the White House, I'm not surprised to spot something new. Peep more pics of this pooch in the gallery below!
While Michelle was trying to answer questions from children of Executive Office employees, the pooch was quick to try to bark all about his own
doodies duties. How adorable. I mean, if the pup's this excited now, can you imagine his glee come Take Your Dog to Work Day?!
Bo looks like he'd definitely answer yes to the snow equals snack question, and from the looks of it, he's a regular snow bunny as well. The recent storms plaguing the East Coast are good news for pets who love the fluffy wet stuff but a sad story for those with picky potty habits. To switch up play habits in the banks, pick out a brightly colored ball to contrast or try throwing snowballs instead — get my drift?!
Just in time for Presidents' Day, we get another glimpse of the current first pooch — see one more pic when you read more
With the recent Winter storms, the first puppy got a special treat last week — his first snow! Although there are no signs that he considers this a yummy snack, Bo definitely got in deep with the wet fluffy stuff and posed for pictures in DC.Since the work of a presidential pup is never done, he accompanied Michelle and the girls to a storytime at the Children's National Medical Center, showing off his superb high five skills once again. I'm glad to see more pictures of the growing dog, even if he wasn't crowned your new puppy of the year, he's still pretty cute nonetheless.
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Bo showed off his holiday spirit with a jingling collar and tons of tricks for Oprah at the weekend's Christmas at the White House special. A high five? Pretty impressive, lil pup. If nothing else, I'm pleased to see I'm not the only one using happy puppy voice to speak to my pet! Watch the video to see the first dog in action — he's rushing in for his camera time with bells on!