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. 

bo-first-dog.jpg 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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