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Waiting for Santa? Looking full of holiday spirit and wearing a bright red leash, the First Dog stands in front of a Christmas tree outside the White House.
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PUTTING THE WAG IN SWAGGER
According to the boss, President Obama, Bo has the best job in the White House.
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THE LITTLEST BO
This year’s White House Christmas decorations, united under the official theme of “Shine, Share, Give,” featured many replicas of the country’s most famous Portuguese water dog. This one is made using hundreds of sequins, beads and buttons, including one in the shape of a heart.
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TRASH BAG BO
Recycled plastic bags made up this oversized replica – which is bigger than the real deal!
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MARSHMALLOW & LICORICE BO
He looks good enough to eat! This rendition of Bo is nearly edible, being made out of mini marshmallows and licorice pieces.
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Flanked by Presidents Coolidge and Taft, this Bo, made of felt, stands tall and proud.
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BO GREETS THE TREE
On the day after Thanksgiving, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, received the White House Christmas tree. Bo was also there to provide some crucial feedback during the delivery.
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CONNECT THE DOTS
During a cookie-decorating event at the White House, Bo makes use of his unique vantage point – between Mrs. Obama’s legs! – and takes in the scene.
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
As Mrs. Obama reads The Night Before Christmas at Washington, D.C.’s Children’s National Medical Center, her faithful friend listens quietly.
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After the reading, Bo and Mrs. Obama greet the young audience members – and Bo gets extra friendly.
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Designed by Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, this year’s White House gingerbread house once again features a replica of Bo. Yosses used royal icing to help get the dog’s shape just right.
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Hey, that’s not the real dog! A boy looks on as military families help decorate a Bo made of pom poms.
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He may be joined by honey bees and reindeer, but Bo takes center stage even when he’s in cookie form.
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Ho, ho, ho – it’s another Bo!