Below is the official White House photo of the Obama dog, named Bo. Supposedly, he was given to the Obamas by the Kennedys after he did not work out at another family. Whether this story is true or meant to stop the misguided and shocking harassment of the dog breeder who raised the dog, as happened with the breeder who gave VP Biden his dog, or it is an actual “rescue,” we will probably never know. The Obamas will however be making a sizable donation to a local Humane Society since their daughters’ allergies prevented them from getting a dog there.
AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza
As you can see, the dog they were given is a black version of the breed as opposed to the brown one I chose for the original post. He also has at least two white paws to go along with the traditional white tummy patch. (I chose the brown ones because the black ones are standard and I hadn’t ever seen a brown one before. chalk it up to my never ending need to go against the grain.)
Ok, yeah, this post is shamelessly trivial in the face of economic crises, global inequality, and all of the social justice causes that occupy this blog. Still, how can you not look at this photo and no why I had to tell you? Can’t a girl have a little fluff moment?!? Geez!!!
This is a Portuguese water dog and according to People and CNN, one like this will be living in the White House very soon.
We at la casa, have a 7 dog brood of rescued doggies, so yes, no matter how silly it is, we did pay attention when this was announced. You can read more in this month’s edition of People Magazine. Then rush to the Humane society and rescue a dog yourself b/c the Obama girls’ allergy issues meant they could not.