Watch Bo Obama Inspect White House Holiday Decorations

The Portuguese Water Dog pads around his home, giving the final say on the decor -- oh, the decor!

Michael Leaverton  |  Nov 30th 2012


The White House released a holiday video yesterday starring First Dog Bo Obama, and Bo is a charmer. The Portuguese Water Dog clicks across the palatial residence like a pro, giving all the holiday decorations one last look. He has the place to himself — not a creature is stirring, save one guy who passed behind a tree that Bo was looking at and nearly ruined the shot.

In the video, Bo encounters his Christmas twin, a giant stuffed Bo (could be a Gund limited-edition Bo?), which he stares at lovingly until some Christmas magic happens. (We’re not going to tell you what that Christmas magic is, but watch closely. If you watched 30 Rock this week, keep in mind the moment Jack turned from the window after telling Liz he’d meet her at City Hall.)

Some things we learned watching the video:

  • The White House has so many Christmas trees we lost count. 
  • Those floors!
  • Bo in an incredibly attractive dog. 
  • One Christmas tree is in a planter box. 
  • One Christmas tree has a phalanx of balls right at the top, arranged by color. 
  • Bo really is a nice looking, well-behaved dog. 

And for commenters who think a video of a dog would be a great place to share your opinion on politics and the election, you’re not alone! The YouTube comment section has graciously agreed to host all manner of reasoned political debate about this video — so please go there if you want to talk politics. At Dogster, it’s all about Bo. 

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