Monday, 13 April 2009
Little Bo is not a Sheep
He is a handsome and lucky guy dressed in tuxedo-black-fur with white chest, white paws and a rakish white goatee and is here to stay with Malia and Sasha and the first family at white house.
His name is Bo, which the girls chose because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama’s father was named Bo Didley
Bo has charmed the first family. He sat when the girls sat, stood when the girls stood. He made no toileting errors and did not gnaw on the furniture. Bo has, after all, been receiving lessons in good behavior from the Kennedys’ dog trainers.
Bo, though he was raised elsewhere, already has a keen sense of who’s in charge inside the Beltway. When the president walked across the room during the visit, Bo followed obediently.
The Portuguese water dog was a gift from Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who owns two of the breed.