Michelle & Barack Obama Heartbroken Over Loss Of Family Dog Bo



Former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, are over the of the . The sad news that Bo had died of cancer was shared by on Saturday, May 8. Bo was 12 years old at the time of his death. 

Article continues below advertisement

“This afternoon was a difficult one for our family. We said goodbye to our best friend — our dog, Bo — after a battle with cancer,” Mrs. , 57, wrote on Instagram. “On the campaign trail in 2008, we promised our daughters that we would get a puppy after the election. 

“At the time, Bo was supposed to be a companion for the girls. We had no idea how much he would mean to all of us. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, comforting presence in our lives. He was there when the girls came home from school, greeting them with a wag. 

Article continues below advertisement

“He was there when when and I needed a break, sauntering into one of our offices like he owned the place, a ball clamped firmly in his teeth. He was there when we flew on Air Force One, when tens of thousands flocked to the South Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll, and when the Pope came to visit.

Article continues below advertisement

She added, “And when our lives slowed down, he was there, too — helping us see the girls off to college and adjust to life as empty nesters.

“This past year, with everyone back home during the pandemic, no one was happier than Bo. All his people were under one roof again — just like the day we got him. I will always be grateful that Bo and the girls got to spend so much time together at the end.

Article continues below advertisement

“As a family, we will miss Bo dearly. But we are thankful that he lived such a joyful life full of snuggles, games of fetch, and evenings spent lying on the couch. We also know we weren’t the only ones who cared for Bo, and are grateful for all the love you showed him over the years.” Finally, she added, “Please hug the furry members of your family a little closer tonight — and give them a belly rub from us.”

Barack also shared a sweet tribute to Bo, writing: “He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair. He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly.”



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *