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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 7, 2012 6:51PM
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I don't think it's a good painting; it seems blurry and makes me feel like I need glasses.  I would prefer a traditional photo of the family dressed nice and smiling. 
Dec 7, 2012 6:50PM
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"Holiday" card is how the media described it. Do we really know what the card itself says? Does it maybe signify peace on earth, goodwill toward men, regardless of what words are chosen? That's OK by me, I appreciate good intentions. And I like the setting: no ego, just a national symbol. And then the White House, too!
Dec 7, 2012 6:48PM
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It's a Christmas card you fools. December 25th is Christmas! If your sad life bothers you that much, sleep until Easter.
Dec 7, 2012 6:36PM
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It's a Christmas card and a Christmas tree, not a "Holiday tree or Holiday card".  When, please someone other than me come out and say it:  Obama is a MUSLIM, COMMUNIST and a MURDERER of 4 American Patriots in Libya!  Why is the populace of America afraid to say it??  He is what he is!!  And why hasn't he been brought up on charges of TREASON in reference to the murders in Benghazi?  Where are Congress and the Senate and why haven't articles of Impeachment been brought to the floor of the House?  America had better stand up to this fake, fraud and phony.  He is not an American and hates this country. 
Dec 7, 2012 6:06PM
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ick - holiday? christmas? neither just a feeble attempt to please everyone.
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