June 19, 2021

Obama family’s beloved dog dies: NPR

Then President Barack Obama raises a family dog ​​outside the White House Oval Office.

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Then President Barack Obama raises a family dog ​​outside the White House Oval Office.

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In a string of heartfelt Tweet On Saturday, former President Barack Obama announced the death of his family’s girlfriend “First Dog” Go.

“Today our family has lost a true friend and loyal friend. For more than a decade, Poe has been a constant, gentle presence in our lives. Glad to see us every day between our good days, our bad days and in between,” Obama wrote.

Thousands immediately responded with mourning and pictures of their own dogs.

Former First Lady Michael Obama took over Instagram To publish his own notice.

“This afternoon has been a tough one for our family. We said goodbye to our best friend our dog Poe after a battle with cancer,” he began his thoughtful post.

Poe, a Portuguese water dog and President Barack Obama’s family pet, is found in the White House’s Rose Garden in Washington.

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Poe, a Portuguese water dog and President Barack Obama’s family pet, is found in the White House’s Rose Garden in Washington.

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“For more than a decade, Poe has been a constant, comforting presence in our lives. He was there when the girls came home from school, greeted them with a walk. Barack and I were there when he needed a break. The ball stuck firmly in his teeth, “he wrote. “When we flew in Air Force One, when tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern meadow for the Easter egg roll, the Pope was there to visit. When our lives were sluggish, he was there, helping us take the girls to college and turn life into empty nests.”

“Last year, with all those who returned home during the epidemics, no one was happier than Poe. . “

He added, “As a family, we’re going to miss a lot. But thanks to him living such a happy life, we spent the evening in ambush games and in bed.”

In 2009 Poe came to Obama as a gift to their daughters Sasha and Malia. Ted Kennedy and his wife, Victoria, long after their father’s first inauguration, Presidential Pet Museum. Named after the father of the former first lady.

“He was what we needed, more than we expected. We will miss him so much.” Tweeted Former President Obama.

The Portuguese water dog was born on October 9, 2008 in Texas.