Bo Obama celebrates his anniversary as first dog

Posted on April 21, 2010 under Pet News (General)

The Obama’s family dog, Bo, has kept tail-wagging-busy during his one-year stint as first dog.

The pooch, who is best known for racing around the White House lawn, giving Oprah a high-five, and barking at Santa, recently celebrated his first anniversary at the White House.

President Obama told the Washington Post he never imagined he’d pick up dog poop on the White House lawn when he envisioned becoming president.

“We go out… and I’m picking up poop,” the Present told the news source. “In the background is the beautifully lit White House. It’s quite a moment.”

America immediately embraced the pup after the President declared in his election victory speech that his daughters would be rewarded with the new little ball of fluff.

“Sasha and Malia, you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us to the White House,” President Obama said, according to the Huffington Post.

Bo has since gained celebrity for his breed, the Portuguese Water Dog.

Shannon Stagg, who owns three Portugese Water Dogs, or “Porties,” told the Washington Post that people are always delighted to see she has the same dog as the President, telling her “Oh you have the Obamas’ dog!”

Stagg told the source her general reply is “No, the Obamas have our dog.”

With puppy eyes like Bo’s, one could see how he’s landed on T-shirts, baseball cards, and in books. For more information on Bo, visit www.obama-dog.com.

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