Obamas leave Bo the dog behind for holiday
White House officials confirmed that the Obamas' Portuguese water dog stayed behind when Marine One departed the White House on Christmas Eve. Hawaii has strict quarantine policies, requiring 120 days of pet isolation to contain rabies. And a 10-hour flight could test the discipline of any young dog. So Bo will be boarded until the family returns in early January.
Officials did not immediately disclose the puppy's whereabouts, nor confirm whether Santa Claus would be able to find him to fill his stocking on Thursday night.
-- Anne E. Kornblut