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Bo Obama stars in White House holiday card

Dog of the season.

By Vetstreet Dec 7, 2012 3:57PM

He inspects the tree, inspires the decorations, and now, Bo Obama is front and center on this year’s White House holiday card, which features a photo-like painting of the Portuguese Water Dog dashing through the snow in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Photo: Whitehouse.gov // A painting of Bo running through the snow is featured on the White House holiday card.

The card, illustrated by Iowa artist Larassa Kabel, was released on Thursday. Kabel says that while she made the painting, her own dog, Beans, a Boston Terrier-Pug mix, sat by her side in the studio, as he does each day.

Her illustration is based on a photo taken of Bo in 2010 — and Kabel says she gave Bo a scarf in her interpretation to add dimension.

We’ll be watching to see where this famous pooch turns up next.

— Read it at ABC News

Photo: Whitehouse.gov // A painting of Bo running through the snow is featured on the White House holiday card.

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56Comments
Dec 8, 2012 10:48PM
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Ohh You voted for him because he made unemployment Double among Black adults  since his 1st term..And Black youths are now 47% unemployed??? Yes Thats it...Either Your the racist who voted for him because you SEE him as Black..Or your all FOOLS who were fooled twice !!!
Dec 7, 2012 9:36PM
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skyforce1:  GET YOU A FUC---G LIFE, STOP HATING, AND YOU JUST MIGHT CRAWL OUT OF THAT PILE OF **** IN YOUR MIND.
Dec 7, 2012 9:29PM
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So wonderful that we have a "real" family in the White House.  Bo is precious and the warmth in this video is just another positive aspect  of this family who truly love and care about our country.  Happy Holidays to the Obamas from Vermont.

Dec 7, 2012 8:49PM
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 This is a beautiful picture of a dog doing what dogs love doing...running in the snow. Merry Christmas Prez and family!

Dec 7, 2012 8:42PM
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IT'S A CHRISTMAS CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 7, 2012 8:39PM
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THE CARD NEEDS TO BE RED WITH A YELLOW SICLE AND HAMMER.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS - COMRADE.

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