Watch Bo Obama Inspect White House Holiday DecorationsPublished December 3, 2012
Given the extraordinary care, good food, tons of toys and an abundance of love, (coupled with the option of taking a nap whenever he pleases), it goes without saying that four year-old Bo Obama is one lucky Portuguese Water dog. But don’t think for a moment that the famous White House canine resident only lives a “dog’s life”; in fact it’s quite the contrary.
Although it’s not publicized widely, the job description of First- Dog Bo’s position is truly formidable. Not only is he the Nation’s furriest Ambassador, on special occasions he always on call to help out with both the exterior and interior holiday decorations.
And while these tasks can be stressful at times, being an extremely patriotic pooch who is eager to play a part in the day-to-day White House functions, (especially now that the Holiday Season is upon us), Bo has willingly stepped up to the plate to assume his very important responsibilities.
Just a few days ago, in the company of First Lady, Michelle Obama, and First Daughters Malia and Sasha, Bo’s first holiday 2012 assignment was assisting the arrival of the White House Christmas Tree; a 19-foot tall Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, North Carolina. It was delivered to the Obama family by a horse-drawn carriage. Once its glorious decorations are complete, the tree is displayed in the White House’s Blue Room.
In sharing this year’s holiday motif, Michelle Obama said, “This year’s White House Holiday theme is ‘Joy to All’. It celebrates the many joys of the holiday seasons: the joy of giving and service to others; the joy of sharing our blessings with one another; and, of course, the joy of welcoming our friends and families as guests into our homes over these next several weeks.”
Naturally, Bo has been working tirelessly sniffing out and inspecting every nook and cranny throughout the White House. His mission is making sure that all the holiday decorations are perfectly placed and arranged, ensuring the theme’s message is completely carried out. 90,000 visitors are expected to call on the White House this holiday season, so Bo’s task is high.
To document Bo’s First Dog duties, a YouTube has been uploaded showing Bo’s final inspection of our Nation’s Home‘s holiday ornamentations.
This writer gives Bo huge paws up for a job well done! What do you think? Share your perspective in a comment.