updated 10/21/2009 AT 12:19 PM ET
•originally published 10/16/2009 AT 12:00 PM ET
“It’s been about 10 months since the Obama family packed up and moved to Washington,” President Barack Obama told reporters at a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser in San Francisco, Calif., last night. “I want to report to you that Malia and Sasha are doing great, and Michelle has been extraordinary as First Lady.” As for the illustrious first pup? “And we have Bo, which has lowered my seniority to fifth at the dinner table.” Not surprisingly, laughter ensued.
While it’s no surprise the presidential pup has captured the hearts of his family – and the nation – it’s obvious the little fella is getting a touch spoiled, too! Bo, who turned 1 last Friday, spent a portion of his summer on the swank island of Martha’s Vineyard – and even got to fly first class on Air Force One to get there.
But it’s not just at the dinner table (or at 30,000 feet!) that Bo gets special treatment: It’s when he has sniffles, too. At her own appearance with military families at Eglin Air Base in Florida, Michelle Obama said Eglin alum Major Jeff Keuter leads the team of White House physicians and nurses who look after the Obama family and White House staff. “They even chip in when Bo needs a hand,” she said. Hey, whatever keeps him from getting sick as a dog!
Read more about the presidential pup on PEOPLEPets.com:
Bo Obama Shows the World His Belly!
He’ll Always Have the Memories! Bo Obama Returns to Work