Meet Bo, the First Dog! The six-month old male Portuguese water dog is a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy and his family to First Daughters Sasha and Malia Obama, White House Blog said without giving more details. But TMZ, the website first broke out that the Obamas will welcome the First Puppy on Tuesday, insisted their claims that the White House might be reluctant to reveal:
– the pup was coming from a Texas kennel
– the kennel had sold Senator Ted Kennedy 3 Portuguese Water Dogs in the past, all from the same lineage
– the dog the Obama’s were getting is also from the same lineage as the Kennedy dogs
– the Obama dog was originally sold to a private owner, who returned it
– the dog was named Charlie, but the Obamas planned to rename it
– the dog was going to be “re-homed” to the Obamas from the kennel, and presented to the Obamas by the Kennedy family
– the reason it’s important that the dog was “re-homed” is because the Obamas could not accept the dog as a gift, and re-homing averts the problem.
– the dog will be officially presented to the Obamas by the Kennedys on Tuesday
President Obama promised previously that the First Family would adopt a rescued dog from a shelter, so as now that can’t be true, the Obamas will make a donation to the D.C. Humane Society, according to LAT.