Families taking up residence at the White House since the Theodore Roosevelt administration have encountered the public’s insatiable appetite for stories of everyday life in the Executive Mansion. With the common reproduction of photographs in newspapers and magazines by the early 20th century, presidential pets had to accept the same scrutiny as their distinguished masters. Whether providing companionship or humanizing the president’s political image, White House dogs have done the job well. (Full article below)
The Obamas welcome Bo, a six-month old Portuguese water dog and a gift from Senator and Mrs. Kennedy to Sasha and Malia.
Link to the story and high resolution images on: whitehouse.gov
White House photos by Pete Souza
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