The new White House dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog, joins the Obama family on Tuesday, a spokesman for First Lady Michelle Obama told the media on Sunday.
The 6-month-old puppy is a gift from Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), a litter mate of one of their Portuguese water dogs. The Obama daughters named their new pet Bo because they have cousins with a cat named Bo and because Michelle’s late father, Fraser Robinson, nickname was Diddley.
The First family also attended Easter Service at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. The service was the first that the Obama’s have publicly attended since the inauguration.