The Obama family mourns the death of the family dog: "We have lost a dear friend"
Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese Water Dog, Dies. Former President Barack Obama said “Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives - happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between”. “ He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly.”