Kiki & Lala

Bo Obama’s Official White House Portrait

Posted on: June 20, 2009

And you thought Mercy from Malawi was one lucky little girl.  That was before we met Bo Obama. He’s got his own official portrait!



Along with this portrait, The White House blog released this bit of tongue-in-cheek information, I’m guessing, in response to the almost uncomfortable amount of attention this pooch has been getting. 

Breed: Portuguese water dog

Family: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha Obama

Unofficial title: First Dog of the United States

Birth: Bo was born in the fall of 2008 in Texas.

First Day at the White House: April 14, 2009

Hobbies: Playing on the White House lawn and going on walks with the Obama family

Goal as First Dog: Make friends with foreign dognitaries

Favorite exercise: Running (and then napping near the Obama girls)

Favorite food: Tomatoes – or toys

Did you know?

  • Bo’s name came from two different places: Mrs. Obama’s father’s nickname was “Diddley” and Malia and Sasha’s cousins have a cat named Bo – and another cat named Diddley.
  • Bo was a gift to the Obama family from Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife, Vicki.
  • Even though Bo is a Portuguese water dog, he doesn’t know how to swim.

In a couple of years Bo will be publishing a tell-all memoir about his stay in the White House.  I wonder if he has access to The Situation Room, or the Oval office? Tomatoes? Isn’t that as bad as feeding them chocolates (A moment of silence, please for our dearly departed Buckwheat and Mookie)?   This must have been a slow news day for the big house.


1 Response to "Bo Obama’s Official White House Portrait"

indeed a lucky dog – he’s practically a royal democrat!

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