Farewell to Bo, the First Presidential Pet of the Obama Era
The Loss of a Loyal Friend
Former President Barack Obama announced a heartbreaking loss to the public recently, sharing that the family’s cherished pet, Bo, had passed away. Obama affectionately described Bo as “a true friend and loyal companion.”
Bo, the Portuguese water dog that brought a touch of warmth and companionship to the Obama White House, left a deep paw-print in the hearts of the Obama family and the nation. Sadly, the beloved canine passed away on Saturday.
The former president took to Twitter to share the sad news, writing, “For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and every day in between.”
He fondly remembered Bo’s demeanor and quirks, stating, “He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair.”