The family of former US President Barack Obama in mourning. Bo, the family dog, died at the age of 12.
“It was a tough day for our family. We said goodbye to our close friend, our dog Bo, after a battle with cancer,” wrote the first the first lady Michelle Obama Saturday on Instagram. “During the presidential campaign in 2008, we promised our daughters that they would have a puppy after the election. We didn’t know how much it would mean to us. For more than a decade, Boo was a comfortable present in our lives. He was there when the girls came home from school. He was there when Barack and I needed a break. He was there when we flew by Air Force One, when the Pope came to visit us. And when our lives slowed down, he was there too: He helped us when the girls left to go to college, and we had to adapt to the empty nest. “
President Obama also said goodbye to his four-legged friend on Instagram. He accepted all the fuss that came with the White House. He barked, but did not bite. He liked to jump in the pool, was good with the kids, enjoyed eating leftovers on the table, and had great hair. It was exactly what we needed and more than we expected. We’ll miss him a lot. ”