Bo Obama stars in White House holiday card
Dog of the season.
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.
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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Is this what Americans have come to.......nothing but bitter remarks about a very enchanting picture.....it has to be a showing for ALL Americans...not just the
Christians......and the derogatory remark about the First Lady just shows how bias this country is.......sad......that people just can not enjoy something with out an insult....As far as seeming blurry...that is snow falling......What a sorry state of affairs when the joy of just being a happy time ....people can be so caustic......Shame on you.......
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