Rumor: Obamas' dog Bo airlifted to Martha's Vineyard

Bo, a Portuguese water dog and the family pet of President Obama, is seen in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Did the White House's pampered pooch, Bo Obama, really get his own flight to the vacation spot of the rich and famous?

UNCONFIRMED: Bo isn't talking

According to The Telegraph, first dog Bo got very special treatment during transit to the Obamas' Martha's Vineyard 5,000-square-foot vacation home. The paper claims that the Portuguese water dog arrived separate from the Obamas on "one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane."

The first family is taking an eight-day vacation at the popular summer spot. And according to the paper that means more than 70 hotel rooms for Secret Service agents, and a mesh bag full of basketballs, which was also photographed on the tarmac next to a shot of Bo on a leash.

The problem with confirming this particular rumor: dogs don't talk. And so far the Telegraph is basing all of its reporting on a single picture. White House spokesperson Jay Carney did sort of acknowledge the extravagant vacation haul. "Obviously, when you're president of the United States, you carry a little baggage when you travel," he said during a press conference.

 

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