Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012
Earlier this year, we brought you a post about Pets in the White House. In honor of President’s Day, we decided to dedicate an entire post to our current First Dog, Bo!
Bo is a Portuguese water dog who was six months old when he joined the First Family in April of 2009. After Barack Obama’s election on November 4, 2008, he told his daughters Sasha and Malia in his acceptance speech, “You have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us to the White House.” Bo was a gift months later from Senator Ted Kennedy, in part because Malia has dog allergies and Bo’s breed is considered hypo-allergenic.
Now that you know the facts, it’s time for some trivia! Here are some fun nuggets of information to share with your friends this President’s Day: