We send our condolences to the Obama family during this difficult times.

Bo, the Portuguese water dog that was President Obama’s first pet who loved playing in the presidential suites, died on Saturday.

On Instagram, Michelle Obama revealed that Bo, who was 12 years old, had cancer. President Barack Obama said the family had lost “a great friend and trusted companion.”

Bo “was a regular, loving presence in our lives for more than 10 years – happy to see us on our good days, our horrible days, and every day in between,” Mr. Obama said on Twitter.