First Lady Michelle Obama greets a young visitor touring the White House during a surprise visit in the Blue Room with family dog Bo on the anniversary of the inauguration, Jan. 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)


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  • vinknk 5y

    Everyone should have a Portuguese Water Dog.

    Any chance of ears giving us a $2,000.00 Portuguese Water Dog tax write-off?
  • shoreke 5y

    Bo is wearing a tuxedo. lol
  • Zarina Mustapha 5y

    Hehe, look at Bo!
  • 3cala 5y

    Very sweet and a nice memory for that family. :-)
  • Blue387 5y

    The Blue Room:

    There's a portrait of James Monroe in the background behind Michelle Obama:

    And in the Green Room, we can see a portrait of President Benjamin Harrison:

    We've seen this room a few times before:
    P012809PS-0325 by The White House
  • vinknk 5y

    can you tell us anything about the sconces?

    and what about the carpet?
  • Old As Jive (my anagram) Joel Davis 5y

    What about some musicians doing some free-form jam sessions? And then, it would be the "Blues" room. A national treasure, for sure! My autoharp and ukelele stand ready! Go Oregon State!!
  • vinknk 5y

    Go Beavers!

    Watch this space _____

  • Paigerella 5y

    Go Beavers? Go Ducks!
  • Chris Teso 5y

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  • Scott 5y

    What a wonderful moment captured by Samantha Appleton of First Lady Michelle Obama !

    Thank You and God Bless All!

    Warm Memories
  • Donna Zoll 5y

    What a sweet photo. It is obvious that that dear child is the center of attention. I want to be 6 years old standing there with my face in the First Ladies hands. Thank you for being so very loving First Lady Michelle.
  • Sheila in Moonducks 5y

  • Scott William Holmes 5y

    What a fantastic image

    Well Caught

  • John Dunlevy 5y

    What a treat for those visitors!
  • vinknk 5y

    I thought that this was kind of cute:


    What do you all think?
  • Mona Loldwoman 5y

    Lovely Image !
  • vinknk 5y

    Thanks, Mona.

    You can find more, here: images.google.com/images?rls=ig&hl=en&source=hp&a...
  • Mona Loldwoman 5y

    I was commenting on the picture in the White House photostream..
    P012010SA-0423 by The White House

    You know, the reason why we are suposed to be commenting here....

    I would NEVER look at any of the VIRUS RIDDEN links associated with the trolls in this stream. . Three times I tried, three times it crashed my system. you guys don't get a forth shot.
  • Been Buddy Longway 5y

    This is a heart warming image. Thank you.

    First Lady Michelle Obama is such a Woman. A treat against moments of loosing hope...

    The gestures by First Lady M. Obama are dignified and warm at the same time.

    I am sure many of the children that are received by the President and the First Lady in the White House will carry that seed of encouragement in their soul for the rest of their lives, wherever their life & calling will bring them, and regardless of how long they will live...
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