It’s decided: the Obamas have chosen a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog to be the first pet. It was a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy and fulfills the president’s election night promise to his daughters.
They named it Bo, after Bo Diddley, and Michelle’s father, whose nickname was Diddley.
(White House photos of Bo- arriving at the White House, and greeting the first family)
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