Bo & President Obama: Playtime on Air Force One

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

updated 02/01/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 02/01/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET

Air Force One is a dog-friendly facility – and it’s off-leash.

In this just-released photo, President Barack Obama is seen roughing around with Bo during a Dec. 23 flight to Hawaii, where they headed for the Obama family’s annual holiday vacation.

Obama was surely relieved to get a break after dealing with a lengthy battle over payroll tax cuts. With the other members of the First Family already in Hawaii, it was just the President and his dog who made the trip together.

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