It's about time ... I was beginning to think poor Malia and Sasha were going to have to wait until Christmas for their well-deserved puppy.
According to the LA Times
, the identity of a certain Portuguese water dog
has been revealed. And his name is Bo Obama. The six-month-old Portuguese water dog was given to President Barack Obama and his family as a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy, a loyal endorser
of the non-shedding breed. Although it was rumored that the Obamas were keen on adopting a rescue pooch, sheltered purebred Portuguese water dogs are rare. Bo, indeed a handsome little devil, is not a rescue but did, however, belong to another family who decided to give him up, at which point he was acquired by Kennedy. The Obama's will be reportedly making a contribution to the Humane Society
in an act of damage control
It's reported that before Malia and Sasha named their new pet, Bo was actually named Charlie
. This will be Malia and Sasha's first pet. Neither President Obama or Michelle Obama grew up with dogs.
Check out these previous posts on the First Pup and on eco-friendly dog care in general:
A return to the doghouse:
A look at the biodegradable plastic/bamboo Houndstooth Dog Tent from designer John Santos. A good idea for trips to Camp David, perhaps.
Recycled flip-flip dog hammock
: Bo Obama won't be needing the fur-collecting Jamboree Dog Bed, but for pooches that shed this prototype design could be a godsend for neat-freak dogparents.
A "Greenrrroof" for the White House:
Take a peek at "Summa Canum," a sustainable pooch pied-à-terre designed by Stephanie Rubin. It's rumored that "Summa Canum" will be delivered personally to the White House by Neil Young in his electric car.
Thanks: Intrepid insomniac Amy Sarisky for the late night-breaking news