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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 7:28PM
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Horrible card. Also, check out her website. Possible the worst website ever, and just awful artwork. How the he!! did she get chosen by the White House ??

Dec 7, 2012 7:28PM
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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....... 

Dec 7, 2012 7:26PM
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Would rather look at a dog in the snow than the alternative.
Dec 7, 2012 7:23PM
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It may not be news, but isn't it nice to see something that is pretty once in a while. He really looks like enjoying the snow and the white house in the back looks real nice. Nice picture no politics, just the lovely card. Be happy it is almost Christmas. I even have pick's of my dogs getting the Christmas spirit. Those that don't like it don't have to look.
Dec 7, 2012 7:18PM
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Glad tjey kept the family out of it.  That would be way too many dogs for one card!
Dec 7, 2012 7:12PM
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Looks like he is enjoying the snow. Good picture.
Dec 7, 2012 6:55PM
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Than god it's that dog and not the one they call the first lady...
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