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Happy Birthday, Bo Obama!

There is some happiness in this dark world.

Amid all of the drama happening in Washington, there's some happy news this Friday: it's the seventh birthday of the first family's first dog, Bo.

In the Portuguese water dog's honor, here are some of his greatest moments.

When The Obamas Adopted Him

During his 2008 acceptance speech President Barack Obama told his daughters, Sasha and Malia, that they had "earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House," a statement that also inspired a remix

President Barack Obama is almost jerked off his feet as he shows off their new dog Bo, Tuesday, April 14, 2009, a 6-month-old
President Barack Obama is almost jerked off his feet as he shows off their new dog Bo, Tuesday, April 14, 2009, a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog with his daughters Malia, left, and Sasha Obama, right, on the South Lawn of the White House.

When He Ran With The President
Bo is a helpful workout buddy.

In this handout from the White House, Obama plays football with the family dog Bo on the South Lawn of the White House May 12
In this handout from the White House, Obama plays football with the family dog Bo on the South Lawn of the White House May 12, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
In this handout image released by the White House on April 13, 2009, Obama runs down a corridor with the family's new dog, Bo
In this handout image released by the White House on April 13, 2009, Obama runs down a corridor with the family's new dog, Bo.

When He Met The Pope

When He Took Air Force One

No big deal.  

Bo Obama walks away from Air Force One after a vacation on Martha's Vineyard as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Marylan
Bo Obama walks away from Air Force One after a vacation on Martha's Vineyard as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009.

When He Had A Lot More Fun Than You're Having

(Just guessing)

President Obama's family dog, Bo, leaps on the grounds of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009.
President Obama's family dog, Bo, leaps on the grounds of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009.

When His Likeness Was Recreated With Pipe Cleaners

Just normal dog stuff.

An oversized version of Bo, the Obama family dog, made of pipe cleaners, is displayed in the Booksellers area of the White Ho
An oversized version of Bo, the Obama family dog, made of pipe cleaners, is displayed in the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.

When He Inspired The Onion

The satirical newspaper penned an excellent, pun-filled faux news story about him in 2013. 

When He Got A Sister

The Obamas adopted Sunny, a female Portuguese water dog, in 2013. 

When He Helped Out (Sort Of) With Reading

Bo appears to be only mildly interested in books.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by first dog Bo, reads "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the
President Barack Obama, accompanied by first dog Bo, reads "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2013.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha and first dog Bo, reads "Where the Wild thin
President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha and first dog Bo, reads "Where the Wild things Are" during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

When He And Sunny Dressed Up For A State Dinner

Pretty glam.

When He Was On The Cover Of The New Yorker

CONVERSATIONS