Either these reports are mistaken, or Bo was told his vacation was over and that he had to return to the White House to keep a lonely president company
It’s possible he hitched a ride on a return flight of the Air Force plane that brought Michelle from Hawaii, which wouldn’t have really added much to Michelle’s more than $100,000 price tag for her solo trip.
Unless you're crossing national borders, you don't usually need to worry about special restrictions on taking your dog with you. But if you want to take your pet for a tropical vacation, you need to know that Hawaii quarantines all dogs - except guide and service dogs that meet certain require-ments - when they enter the state.
The current quarantine period is 120 days, 30 days, or up to five days, depending on what rabies testing is done before the dog arrives in Hawaii.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
People hate on Obama and Michelle but if I remember from reading correctly she buys her own clothes, nothing super expensive and if I also remember correctly they used their own money to decorate the White House.
The naive, the idealists and the politicians will tell you that it is paid for by private supporters or committees or boosters, but all that means is that enough tax leeches circumvented the Constitution again and figured out a way to make money while donating money and, in he long run, the cost is still, as always, passed on to the taxpayers
So I just don't see either one of them feeling ok with flying a DOG back to DC on a plane via tax payers...
To qualify for the five-days-or-less quarantine,
the dog must have received at least two rabies vaccinations, not less than three months apart, the most recent one between 90 days and a year before arriving in Hawaii
the dog must have had a microchip identification implanted by a veterinarian, and
a blood sample, identified by the microchip ID number, must have been tested for rabies antibodies 120 days to 18 months before the dog arrives in the state.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
This is so stupid! So, someone saw a black dog in Hawaii and is just certain it was Bo?
You guys are so willing to believe any rumor or blog... It's really disappointing.
Originally posted by Majiq
As much as the thought of Obama makes my head hurt, and leaves a sour taste in my mouth, this thread and the articles are misleading. Some people just look for anything that they can stretch, and twist around just so they have something new to complain about. Come on, Obama does plenty to give people things to complain about, there is no reason to start making things up, or at very least speculating on vague facts.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Michelle Obama's office reported that the dog was going with the family.
You are so quick to defend anything the Obama's do ..
BTW ... the link was to the Chicago Sun Times ... Obama's 'hometown' newspaper.