Former President Obama and family mourn death of dog, Bo

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FILE – Int his April 14, 2009, file photo Malia Obama runs with Bo, followed by President Barack Obama and Sasha Obama, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Former President Barack Obama’s dog, Bo, died Saturday, May 8, 2021, after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

(WJW) — Former President Barack Obama announced today the death of their family dog, Bo.

In a Tweet, Obama says the Portuguese water dog was a constant, gentle presence in their lives.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama says goodbye to their “best friend” in a Tweet after a battle with cancer.

She says they promised their daughters, Malia and Sasha, during the 2008 campaign they would get a puppy after the election to be their companion, not knowing how much he would mean to them all.

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