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The Poop on the New First Dog

4/14/2009 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Obamas dogWe've already told you the Obama dog is a used pooch -- with a past! Here's the lowdown.

Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog whose original name was Charlie, was sold by a Texas breeder on December 8, 2008. The family that bought the dog paid $1,600.

But there was a problem. The family already owned a 6-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog, and when little Charlie came to the home he got off on the wrong paw by trying to nurse on the big dog.

Things went downhill from there. Right around St. Paddy's day, the family made the decision to return the pooch. The breeder, who had advance warning Charlie was about to become an orphan, had already been speaking with Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife, and made a deal to re-home the pup to the Kennedys, who paid the breeder $1,600. BTW, the breeder returned the original $1,600.

The Kennedys bought Charlie with the intention of giving it to the Obamas. Charlie went from the home he had been living in to a dog trainer in Virginia, where he's been learning the tricks of the trade for almost a month.

In a few hours the Kennedys will officially give the pup to the Obamas. Such is the life of a dog ...

Barack Obama

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91.

fresestofthefresh    

obama=BIG Turd!

1929 days ago
92.

fresestofthefresh    

michelle obama looks like an Angler fish.

1929 days ago
93.

DeeLish    

Ok....can we get over this already!??!!! Talk about beating a dead horse.....It amazes me what the F*CK we focus on as a country....Who gives a flying f*ck what the first family has as a FRIGGIN PET???!!!! GEEZ, can we get to the real issues at hand???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA

1929 days ago
94.

Ut Oh    

Obama should have got his girls a cute non-allergic Maltese or 2. They would have got a kidk out of carrying them around, dressing them up, and having the dog sit on their lap while on Air Force one. This dog was picked based on the fact that the Kennedy's had them, not what would have been best for his girls. Bo looks a bit rowdy for his own good, maybe a bit too much for these little girls first dog.

1929 days ago
95.

jen    

I see two dogs in the white house.

1929 days ago
96.

freedomisnotfree    

the rescue dog will be asking for a bailout soon this president in training obama has taxed and spent more than all our presidents from george washington to george bush in just 3 months. it took him 3 months to spend 1 trillion dollars and thats just the begining.

1929 days ago
97.

Tish    

I am happy for the girls, also seems the Pres may have a "running partner" to ward off the stress of the day... As far as the dog having enough White House room to play and roam, for goodness sakes, have any of you even seen the size of the grounds around the White House? Bo will be very happy and pampered...my thinking is that Bo will never have much of an opportunity to get puppy mischeivious...I am sure Bo will do some traveling, as well, perhaps to Camp David for time away with the family from city life... My advise to everyone living in the White House, put your shoes up high and not on the floor once they are off your feet as Bo is at that age when teething is a problem for he will be losing his baby teeth soon...his gums will hurt and gnawing on hard surfaces soothe them

I, for one, having rescued so many dogs that have been dumped on country roads by unfit owners, am glad this dog is getting a great life...So what if it did not come from a shelter...it was a gift... The Pres, I believe, had really wanted to wait to adopt a dog until the girls were on summer vacation, but one canot just look at such an adorable pup, no matter the giving source, and finding success to stop the tug on your heartstrings would be a lost battle... Hopefully, the Obambas will get Bo a shelter dog playmate so both girls can each have a deserving pet to play with their heartstrings...

I so hope that the Obambas realize that a dog is a lifetime committment and with them should be where Bo should stay... Now if the name Bo interferes with his learning the command, NO, since he was named for Bo Diddley perhaps they should refer to him as Diddley...

And, no matter what your political views, or who you favored in the Presidential Election, this is a family event and this is not the place to voice such nasty remarks... Just think if Sarah Palin was now our VP, she'd be having all dogs in backyards shot from the air by snippers in planes...

1929 days ago
98.

MSWIN    

FOR ALL OF YOU QUESTIONING WHY THIS IS NEWS...YOUR ANSWER IS BECAUSE JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER THING THAT THEY REPORT THAT DOESNT MATTER...LIKE THE FACT THAT MICHELLE IS WEARING SLEEVELESS DRESSES OR HOW SHE HUGS THE QUEEN....OR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT OBAMA ATTENDS AN OCCASIONAL BASKETBALL GAME AND PREDICTS WHO THE WINNER WILL BE AND EVEN HAS A BEER....JUST PROVING THAT THEY ARE HUMAN AND NOT FULL OF FAKENESS OR PLASTIC LIKE THE PRESIDENTS AND FAMILIES BEFORE THEM...AND THE BIGGIE BECAUSE HE IS THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT ELECTED IN THIS STILL RACIST COUNTRY FULL OF HATERS THAT ARE STILL IN SHOCK ABOUT IT...BOTTOM LINE ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE BEING REPORTED BECAUSE THEIR WAITING ON HIM TO FALL OR DO SOMTHING THAT WILL STICK TO DEFAME HIM...GET OVER IT HE'S BETTER THAN THAT AND IS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR COMPARED TO ALL THE STAGNET AIR WE ALL HAVE BEEN BREATHING FOR THE LAST 8 YRS...KEEP GETTING YOUR SHINE ON OBAMA AND HATERS..FALLLLLL BACK!!!!!!!!!!OBAMA!!OBAMA!!!

1928 days ago
99.

Kate    

How about this you hateful, mean spirited people. He promised his two little girls this dog. If he can keep a promise to them, I feel like he will keep his promises to the American people. Obviously he is a man of his word. Yes, he said he was THINKING about adopting a dog from a shelter. When this wasn't possible because of of the girls need for a hypoallergenic breed, he donated to a shelter to KEEP HIS WORD about helping this worthy cause. All of you with chips on your shoulders need to keep your mouths shut. How is your bitching and moaning helping anything? Seriously...I would really like to know what you think you are accomplishing. If you think your way is so much better, why don't you run for President? No? Didn't think so.

1928 days ago
100.

fresestofthefresh    

Here Here #106. You're totally right!

1928 days ago
101.

Chris    

Why dont you quit jocking Nobama's nuts and cover, entertainment news!!

1928 days ago
102.

Lab Breeder    

"WHO CARES!?!?! WHY IS THIS NEWS WORTHY?"

Because the Obama family made it so. Whatever they want on the news is, whatever they don't want reported isn't. There is no such thing as a hypo allergenic dog, period. Dander and saliva from the dog is what most people/children are allergic to. Another strike against the Pres who must have misunderstood his daughter's pediatrician or allergist.
We're in for a tough 4 years, brace yourself everyone. As bad as things are since he began running for office, they're going to get worst with his Socialist ways which he denied during his campaign. He's a liar, and out in out liar along with his militant wife. I do feel sorry for the children, they don't get it, YET.

1928 days ago
103.

Lab Breeder    

123. How about this you hateful, mean spirited people. He promised his two little girls this dog. If he can keep a promise to them, I feel like he will keep his promises to the American people. Obviously he is a man of his word. Yes, he said he was THINKING about adopting a dog from a shelter. When this wasn't possible because of of the girls need for a hypoallergenic breed, he donated to a shelter to KEEP HIS WORD about helping this worthy cause. All of you with chips on your shoulders need to keep your mouths shut. How is your bitching and moaning helping anything? Seriously...I would really like to know what you think you are accomplishing. If you think your way is so much better, why don't you run for President? No? Didn't think so.

Posted at 12:02PM on Apr 15th 2009 by UpepoleRmissingTHEpoint

No sir, you're missing the point! How do you compare us to his flesh and blood, his little girls? Gimme a break. He's a liar, far from a man of his word. He has divided this country that was so close during 9/11. That's just what him and Michelle the Militant want. Divide and conquer.

The dog will have plenty of room away from the allergic daughter, the White House is a large home for the next 4 years. Lets hope they're out then and I bet they don't take poor Bo with them. He will be re homed again. Also, he was with a trainer for the past over a month. They needed the perfect puppy, none are though. They're the same as children. I can just see them puppy proofing any room in the White House LOL. Shame on the breeder for letting the pup be rehomed to a family she never met. Not the way I've done things, ever and I don't get puppies back. My people love them and I check them out unlike this breeder taking Ted the murderer's word.

1928 days ago
104.

Com'on    

Com'on people for the first time his girls are having a dog, another dogs' fan will understand me! Of course they are happy and they want to show it. But guess what? I think it's beautiful to see a real american family and so far in the old fashion way, there is a long time that we dont see a beautiful family in the media, i rather watch their happiness than to watch all these freaks spending money in rehabs or bad driving or whatever... anyway... about the dogs' color well good to see that he can go with any outfit (black and white can go to any event) lol plus I'm caucasian and i dont see why people get so frustrated all the time talking about their appearance than their moral (what really matters). So Go Bo!!!!

1928 days ago
105.

MSWIN    

BETTER YET HATERS JUST SHUT THE F*CK UP ALREADY!!!!!!! HE IS THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB AND THE GREAT THING IS HE DOESN'T LET ANY OF YOU HATERS GET TO HIM....CAUSE HE GOT SWAGGER!!!LOL...

1928 days ago
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