No apologies: We love Bo
Some people think the media focuses too much on Bo, the new First Dog. Actually, we have an opposite view – with so much gloom and doom about the economy, a little puppy diversion is a good thing. What better way to take our minds off our troubling times than by enjoying the Obamas and their dog?
We can absolutely understand that some people care nothing about Bo, and that’s one reason Joe Klein, in a Time magazine article about President Obama’s first 100 days in office, wrote that “an obscene amount of attention was paid to the new Obama family dog,” among other “tempests of the moment.”
But no one should rob dog lovers of our brief, distant interludes with Bo. Frankly, we were happy to get this snippet of information from First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday, when she spoke to a group of kids at the White House during the annual Take Your Kids to Work Day.
When a young questioner inquired about Bo, Mrs. Obama said he had made quite a fuss the night before – so much, in fact, that she and the president thought someone was outside their bedroom.
“It was just Bo,” she said. “He was playing with his ball.”
Another White House official told the Washington Post that Bo “likes to chew on people’s feet,” adding, “Oh, he’s a crazy dog.”
The more we get to know about him, the more we like Bo.
OK, back to the gloom and doom.
(Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)