Thursday, 22 December 2011

Waiting for Congress, Obama takes dog Bo shopping

Don't We Just Love The Democracy Of Barrack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama selects a bone for his dog Bo at a pet store in Alexandria, Virginia December 21, 2011.   REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia | Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:20am IST

(Reuters) - With his wife and daughters already in Hawaii for the holidays, President Barack Obama took his dog Bo shopping on Wednesday as he waited for congressional leaders to mop up a payroll tax mess that has kept him in Washington.

Obama travelled with Bo, and an entourage of aides, Secret Service agents, doctors and reporters, to a Northern Virginia strip mall to buy treats for the three-year-old Portuguese Water Dog featured on the White House holiday cards this year.

Bo accompanied him to PetSmart, where the dog made friends with a brown poodle named Cinnamon.

"Okay, Bo, don't get too personal here," Obama told the dog. He deposited Bo in the car before stopping by Best Buy for Apple gift cards and Nintendo Wii video games for his daughters, including "The Sims 3: Pets" and "Just Dance 3."

"The girls beat me every time on these dance games," he told reporters, joking that he would never let his picture get taken while dancing.

His total came to just under $200, and he told the cashier: "Let's see if my credit card still works," which it did

Is that not just cute and down to earth? Lol.

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