April 12th, 2009
08:50 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama daughters to get Portuguese water dog named 'Bo'

The president is finally fulfilling an important campaign promise -- to get his daughters a new puppy now that his campaign is over.
The president is finally fulfilling an important campaign promise - to get his daughters a new puppy now that his campaign is over.

WASHINGTON (CNN)– The frenzy over the First Dog is finally over. The Obamas are welcoming a Portuguese water dog to the White House that Sasha and Malia have named "Bo," according to two Democratic sources familiar with the secretive process.

The sources confirmed an account in Sunday's Washington Post that Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has three Portuguese water dogs, played a critical role in lining up the pup.

The puppy is set to be officially unveiled to the world on Tuesday after the Obamas host their first White House Easter egg roll on Monday.


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  1. avonlady

    Puuhleease. Give them a break. Every kid needs a dog. Can't you people just be happy for somebody?

    April 12, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. Fred

    What is Newt afraid of ? That the dog is going to be another Democrat! Who cares what he thinks!

    April 12, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. charli0131

    This is teriffic news. It's a win-win for the dog AND the family.

    April 12, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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