Four More Years in the White House ... for Bo!

Oval Office belly rubs! South Lawn sprints! The First Dog gears up for another term

01 of 12

HOME AGAIN

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Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

With the re-election of President Barack Obama, Bo’s family will continue to inhabit 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., which means the First Dog will once again have the run of the place.

02 of 12

BORN TO RUN

BORN TO RUN
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Brought there as a puppy, the White House is all the Portuguese water dog has ever really known. In April 2009, the 6-month-old pooch raced across the South Lawn with Malia and Sasha Obama trying to keep up as their dad laughed at the scene.

03 of 12

WINTER WONDERLAND

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It was during a February 2010 blizzard that Bo got a kick out of playing in the snow.

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CROWD PLEASER

CROWD PLEASER
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As one of the biggest stars of the White House, Bo has no shortage of eager visitors wanting to pet him, like this group of kids (winners of the President’s Active Lifestyle Award) did in November 2010.

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PLOT THICKENS

PLOT THICKENS
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Inspired by , Bo has been a champion of the White House vegetable garden.

06 of 12

PACK LEADER

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Susan Walsh/AP

By April 2012, Bo had gotten so comfortable in his backyard that he was leading a garden tour for reporters.

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TIME OUT

TIME OUT
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He’s pretty perfect, even when he gets in trouble. When the First Lady pulled her barking dog out of a special event in 2010, she couldn’t have stayed mad at Bo for long.

08 of 12

ON YOUR MARK

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Chomping at the bit! Bo couldn’t wait to fetch during some play time in the Rose Garden in September 2010.

09 of 12

BACK TO WORK

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

But when there are more pressing matters to deal with, like there were that same month, Bo is ready to get down to business.

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UPON REFLECTION

UPON REFLECTION
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Bo was happy to play the wallflower when he stood on the outside, looking into the Oval Office, in October 2010.

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DIPLOMATIC PAWS

DIPLOMATIC PAWS
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Even Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is impressed! Bo and Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi became fast friends during a September 2012 Oval Office meeting.

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SEAT OF POWER

SEAT OF POWER
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Who’s a good boy! In June 2012, the President gave his furriest aide a pat on the back.

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