Barack Obama’s family dog, Bo dies

The former US president remembers Bo as a

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Kathmandu, May 9. Former US President Barack Obama’s family dog, Bo has died of cancer on Saturday.

Bo had become a popular member of the White House as Obama had promised his daughters that they could get a dog after the 2008 elections. Bo joined the family soon as they moved into the presidential residence.

Obama said on Twitter, “Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion.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 everyday in between.”

Sharing pictures of Bo, Obama further added,”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.”

Bo was a black-and-white Portuguese water dog and was a gift to the Obamas from senator Edward Kennedy. He was chosen due to the breed’s hypoallergenic coat.

He appeared regularly at White House events, particularly the annual Easter Egg Roll, met the Pope, visited children in hospital and flew on Air Force One.

Former first lady Michelle Obama also has expressed her grief on Instagram and said that they will miss Bo dearly.



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