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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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Dec 7, 2012 8:33PM
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Grannyjude:  I am sure if President Bush put that card out you would have a different position.  Seems you all are so definsive for one side only.  Take your Happy Holiday crap and stuff it in Obama's next multi-trillion dollar budget!!!!  The first lady and the so-called "president" need a little critisism.  Michelle tells us how to eat yet her lower half occupies two zip codes.  Shame on you.  December 25th is Christmas!  Yes their is Bias.  You just proved it. 
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I have never seen so many hateful remarks from so many of you that call yourselves christians...shame on you!!!
Dec 7, 2012 8:20PM
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Gee, you wouldn't be a racist, would you?  Read FactCheck.org and learn something before you post such hatred!!

 

Shyforce1 

Dec 7, 2012 8:06PM
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You mean "Christmas card" right....
Dec 7, 2012 7:53PM
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This is to remind black voters there really is someone in the Obama's family that is 100% black after all !!
Dec 7, 2012 7:53PM
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Does anyone have a problem with the fact that this is a holiday card and not a Christmas Card.  Seems the President left Christ out of Christmas.
Dec 7, 2012 7:52PM
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its the smartest resident of the white house.   in case you dont know the secret service code name for obama is POTUS  it means president obama the ultimate s---head
Dec 7, 2012 7:44PM
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The dog is black and white.  Reminds me of another resident of the white house.  The composition is wrong the dog should be facing LEFT
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