Interview with Most Charismatic White House Resident

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Interview with Most Charismatic White House Resident

Can you believe it? I finally managed to get an interview with the most charismatic and famous resident of the White House in Washington, DC! I can’t believe it myself. It was not easy.

First, I had to get security clearance from the FBI, CIA, DEA, FCC, FDA, NSA and NASA.Then I had to sign a Confidentiality Agreement not to reveal his name.

Here are just a few of the significant issues we discussed:

me – I want to thank you for granting this interview. I do appreciate it immensely. How would you like to be addressed?

Interviewee – Your Royal Highness would be fine.

me – I beg your pardon!

Interviewee – Just kidding. Since this interview is confidential, why not use the pseudonym, ‘CR,’ for Charismatic Resident?

me – Perfect! Are you aware that some citizens are not happy with certain White House policies?

CR – So what else is new? Which policies do you have in mind?

me – For starters, Obamacare with its many convoluted regulations as well as higher insurance costs for individuals and businesses.

CR – Well, as Nancy (Pelosi) has famously pointed out, we will just have to read it – the Affordable Healthcare Act, that is – to find out what is in it.

me – I have spoken to a number of small business owners who believe the higher costs and penalties associated with this act may force them to fire some present employees and not hire replacements.

CR – We all have to make sacrifices at times.

me – Some folks criticize the administration’s continuous focus on solar energy when so many of those companies have failed.

CR – Well, speaking for myself, I love the sun. Sunshine is good for your health. There is nothing to compare with being outside in the sun having a healthful picnic with the family. And then playing a game of softball together.

me – Which position do you play?

CR – I am most effective in the outfield. No one else on the team retrieves balls as well as I do.

me – Getting back to policy – what’s with the stalemate on releasing full details about the Benghazi massacre? Who is to blame?

CR – Ultimately, the media will probably blame me. I’m the one who always gets blamed for all the ‘$h!t’ around here.

me – What do you think of Michelle’s focus on the foods that our schoolchildren eat?

CR – Food has long been one of her preoccupations. You should see some of the so-called healthy food concoctions that she insists I eat.

me – Do you do everything she suggests?

CR – Absolutely! She wields the power in the family.

me – Do you get to spend much time with the children, Malia and Sasha?

CR – When they are not in school, I romp with them as much as possible.

me – Romp with them?

CR – Oh, yes, exercise is crucial. I try to run more than a mile every day to stay in shape.

Bo the First Dog
Bo the First Dog

me – I have to admit that during this interview you have been completely transparent. I thank you for being so candid.

CR – Well, I don’t believe in dogging it. Nor begging the question.

me – Is there any truth to the rumor that an Executive Order or Amendment to the Constitution is being considered to allow a presidential third term?

CR – That information is classified, but I can say . . . oh, oh, have to trot quickly back to the White House. I can hear my master, Bar … (oops!) calling me. Adeus e obrigado - that's Goodbye and thank you in Portuguese.

Footnote: For the uninitiated, Bo, the official White House dog, is a handsome male Portuguese water dog. President Obama calls him the First Dog. Is there any connection between Bo and CR? My lips are sealed.

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2013. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So." Learn to write a dynamic resume and cover letter, network effectively, interview confidently, and negotiate salary.

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Becky Katz profile image

Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Interesting. I will now keep my mouth shut for peace on the hubs.


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the girls 3 years ago from Los Angeles, California

I believe CR gets the blame for everything.... The meteor that landed on Russia was obviously Bo's fault.

Voted up and congratulations for the great interview :-)


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SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines

That the reason why the U.S. is going to the dogs? Ben Franklin said "He that lies with dogs shall rise up with fleas." Bad political decisions and the country end up with a bad case of scabies. ;)


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

there are many ways to look at this.. I just found it humorous.. I guess. So much truth and you nailed the entire thing..brilliantly.


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Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Another great fun interview! I never knew that BO was called the"First Dog", but His Royal Highness certainly deserves his name, his "great" health care insurance plan and his delicious food (no wonder he wants to keep his bone...)


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, beauteous Becky, thank you for being the first and finding this interesting. Your will power is estimable, m'dear.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Delighted to meet you, the girls. And you are right on the mark. Bo is the one responsible for all that is negative ... but you have to admit he IS cute.

Happy you enjoyed the interview and thanks for the Up.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Very perceptive, SilentReed, to quote Ben Franklin's most applicable saying. Unfortunately, bad political decisions force more upon the citizens than merely scabies. Scabies, unless I'm mistaken, is curable.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, cute Carol. Thanks for appreciating my humorous take on our present situation. To have 'nailed it' was my goal. And I love the 'brilliantly.'


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, pretty Petra. Thanks for appreciating my fun interview with Bo. As First Dog he does get to enjoy a number of presidential perks ... as long as he is willing to take the blame.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

OMG! Everyone who reads this comment: spread the word. This is funny.


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

great interview. Thanks for sharing with us.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Very clever and very funny. Nice Work. :)


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

How clever! You really have captured the interview process with our presidents very well. This made me laugh out loud - thanks for the humor this morning!


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Hi Drbj. You had me going here right up to the end. Gotta love that humor in the White House. Dog gone funny.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Dogs are cool. I wish more people were like dogs. What a happy, tail wagging place the world would be!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, marvelous Martin. With that sublime comment of yours, you are now firmly established on my list of BFFs - whether you like it or not!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, peachpurple, nice to meet you. Thanks for finding this. The sharing is my pleasure, m'dear.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to make your acquaintance, phdast. Your gracious - and very perceptive - comments are much appreciated.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, precious Peg. I just love to know that I had someone 'going right up to the end.' Makes my day, y'know. Your 'dog gone funny' is very apropos - wish I had thought of it.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

You nailed that profound philosophy, lovely Lela. I never met a doggie I didn't like. Thanks for stopping by, m'luv.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Suzette - again. I replied to your comment already but it seems to have disappeared. Delighted that I made you laugh out loud - that is one of my favorite things to do. If you enjoy reading funny interviews, I have written 40 more - most of them with dead celebrities. Take a look.


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

It's nice to know that there is one resident in the presidential mansion with brains. Can the dog run for President?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

Well, Obama himself does always need someone else to blame. This makes perfect sense to me...

The Frog


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

First let me say that i haven't read any comments, but my comment is, " I love this! " Witty satire at it's best. Bo the first dog is adorable. Thank you for a fun read. Peace...Hee


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

Bo is such a cute dog; it is a shame he must shoulder the blame. This clever interview was great fun to read, and I enjoyed it very much. You have a knack for getting those tricky questions answered during this excellent interviews.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

drbj, you have connections no doubt to be able to get an interview with the most charismatic resident in the White House!!! How very clever and entertaining of an interview.

You must have a very high security clearance . . . it has to be your Avatar!

Awesome! Everyone . . . read drbj's hub on the importance of Avatars!

Voted up +++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I enjoyed your funny and educational interview with Bo, drbj. He is a very handsome dog, and it was interesting to read his opinions about topics that I know little about! I am very glad that you were able to use your excellent interviewing skills to question the First Dog.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

I knew it was BO from the beginning. No one else would grant n interview lest they incur the wrath of the Obama's and Valerie Jarrett. BO, however, is unafraid. Voted up, funny and awesome.


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Amy Becherer 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

In homes across the nation, when someone dares to ask the question, it's usually the man who passes the blame with "the dog did it." And, since it's a universal 'truth' that women don't suffer gas, it's no wonder that Michelle rules the roost. However, since she is taken the task as diet police, Bo has legal rights to deny culpability. Truth be told, 'cute', dare I say adorable, carries enormous power. Bo has it in spades. So do you, drbj. Your intellect reigns supreme in your comic genius. I laughed so hard, had I not been a woman, I would have had to ask my pup to 'pardon me'!


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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

I guess you can say that I have read enough of your articles because the minute I saw the title, I knew who the mystery guest was. Except that I had forgotten his name. That is one cute dog. But golly, couldn't they have bought an American dog!

Sheesh!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Bo says thanks for the compliment, Christopher. He has thought of running . . . but only as far as the nearest butcher shop.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

I knew you would understand perfectly, Jim, since it is 'old hat' now to still blame Bush. But it does annoy sweet Bo.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for loving this, Ruby. Bo is adorable and very clever too. He sends you his best regards and peace to you as well, m'dear.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks, Pamela, for enjoying this and finding it fun to read. I had fun interviewing Bo - he is very smart for his age. :) And tricky questions, you know, are my stock in trade.

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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Faith for being entertained by this interview. The credit lies with Bo - he does know the right things to say. Rumor has it he is in line for a late night television host slot but keep it quiet. He hasn't signed a contract yet.

You are correct, my security clearance is high not only because of my Avatar but a little hypnotism helped, I mean, suggestions, in the right places at the right time. Thanks for the 'read-my-Avatar-hub' suggestion and the Up and the sharing. You are most appreciated, m'luv.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, adorable Alicia. You are Bo's newest BFF since I told him you thought he was handsome. He's a sucker for compliments. He has so many opinions about current events that I may try to interview him again in the future. Thanks for your visit and your gracious comments, m'dear.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

You are so right, bp. When it comes to being interviewed at the White House, Bo is fearless. He confided that he reads your insightful hubs but there is no one there he dares to share them with. Thanks for the Up and the votes, m'luv.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, awesome Amy. Bo has assured me that in the future when someone at the White House passes blame to him for an action he did not commit, he plans to speak up ... er, I mean, bark up. Enough is enough.

Thank you for your out-loud laughter and your sublime comments, m'luv, it is always my distinct pleasure to see you here.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Ah, I could not fool you, Dolores, you know my style much too well. I wondered, too, why the Obamas had not purchased an American dog. Then Bo informed he that he was a gift back in 09 (he was 6 months old at the time) from former Senator Ted Kennedy. Thanks for stopping by, m'dear.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Dear drbj,

BO and I have a lot in common. I know plenty of people who would rather walk on hot coals than read my hubs!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

What a fun post -- you had me on this one! Bo is adorable, by the way.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

What do those uninformed peons know? All I can say, bp, is "In veritate est iustitia." In truth there is justice! And I would add, if not today, then some day.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, darling Dianna. So happy you found this to be a fun post and a 'gotcha,' too. Bo says thanks for the 'adorable.'


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b. Malin 3 years ago

This was such a Wonderful interview Drbj, with the "Royal One"..."The Chosen", oh, I could go on with MANY adjectives...But "First Dog" does sound Sooo right!

One of your BEST interviews, lots of Fun, give that Dog a Bone, and let him run for President!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Delighted, b. that you enjoyed this interview with the Royal One. He IS the First Dog. I will confide to you that Bo considered a run at the presidency at one time but decided that matters of state might interfere with his playboy lifestyle. He thanks you for your gracious comments and the Bone.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

What a fun interview. I have to say, Bo is as smart as he looks. I'm sure he gets all the inside information. Up and funny.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, KK Gals. You are so right, Bo IS as smart as he looks. Fokk U (Fokk University) is considering offering him the chair in Animal Husbandry. (See my hub: 'Fokk University.') Thanks for the up and funny, m'luv.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Oh, you had me rolling on the floor laughing again, drbj!

Shame, my heart goes out to the residence of white houses. If they are not loved, they are scorned..... High winds surely blow on high hills...

The MCWHR is quite a runner, is he not?

Voted up and awesome?


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Rolling on the floor again, Martie? That just happens to be one of my most favorite preoccupations. Thanks for making my day. Yes, Bo is an avid runner and he is getting better at dodge-ball every day. Like his mentors. Thank you for the gracious comments and the Up, m'dear.


SilverGenes 3 years ago

I don't know how much reference to ball playing I can take and still type at the same time. LOL. CR has the best of both worlds. When he is tired of playing ball, he can run like the wind. No play on words intended hehehe.


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epigramman 3 years ago

You mean there's charisma in the White House?

lol

Well there's plenty of charisma in everything you write, my divine DRBJ, and your legendary interview series could satisfy the man and beast in all of us - I love your spunk, funk, nerve, verve and swerve - not to mention your literary wit and panache on being one of the true gems in the crown of the Hub.

I am sending sincere Easter wishes to you and your family from Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 4:17pm


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Haha! brilliant and so funny! I cottoned onto who you were interviewing when you mentioned the ball! as the president is never on the ball I knew it wasn't him! great fun! voted up and shared, nell


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Micky Dee 3 years ago

I love your interviews.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Very cute! I so enjoyed this!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

You are so right, Alexandra, CR has many talents. Not only is he great at juggling (keeping balls in the air) but he can run like the wind, and I am told, also break wind. (Play on words intended, m'luv.) :)


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Your sublime comments, Colin, always make me feel warm and fuzzy all over. Thank you for finding charisma in my writing, m'dear, as I do in your epigrams. And thanks for enjoying my 'supernatural' interviews and loving my 'spunk, funk, nerve, verve and swerve.' What marvelous accolades which I shall implant in what is left of my memory. :)

Love from one 'gem' to another.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Very funny, Nell. You got the drift when I mentioned the ball and knew my victim, I mean, interviewee was not the president. Thanks for the 'great fun,' the sharing and the Up.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

And I love you, Micky.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Knowing that you found this cute, Audrey, and enjoyed it makes my day, m'luv.


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

Hey, Bo Bo- boo boo. What else can we expect from what seems an honorary, charismatic CEO of U.S.A. inc with lots of perks. Great job Drbj!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Alastar, where have you been? Yes, Bo and his family enjoy a number of perks not available to ordinary U.S. citizens - a vacation each month, no need to live within a budget (what's that they may ask?), and unlimited privileges with no clue as to noblesse oblige.

Thanks for the visit and the kind words, m'dear.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I apologize my friend. I read this and commented but the comment isn't here....so here I am again. Glad I stopped by to see some of the other comments.

Extremely funny...and a tad bit too close to the truth. :) I choose to laugh at this and not dwell on reality. :) Great job!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub and so interesting. Voted up , shared and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

Believe someone wrote on here that Bo and family may be getting a 20,000 dollar reduction in salary. Well, it is a start lol. And thanks for asking about the whereabouts. Other projects m'lady, including the preliminaries for co-writing a book. Always be around for friends and dear ol' HP though!


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precy anza 3 years ago from San Diego

You are very lucky to have interviewed CR :) I enjoyed it.... and Bo is so adorable, one lucky dog ^-^'


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Delighted to see you, Billy - at any time. Thanks for finding this extremely funny. Yes, it is close to the truth though I'm beginning to believe that the truth is even funnier. We do live in strange times.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

How nice to see you, Eddy. Thanks for the sweet comments, the Up and the sharing. May you enjoy your day, too. In fact, make that a month!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Good luck with your book, Alastar, thanks for the heads up.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Precy. Yes, Bo, I mean CR, is an adorable lucky dog. I'm lucky he was so transparent. Thanks for the visit and enjoying the interview.


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Loved this humorous interview with Bo er CR

I know little of your politics but that Bo is just adorable and so 'honest' now where did that come from? A Portuguese Water Dog, that ability to be a good swimmer may well come in useful one day hmmmmm.

Thank you for the laughs


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habee 3 years ago from Georgia

Ha! I knew as soon as I saw the title it was about Bo. Very entertaining!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Yes, princessa, I do admit that it was intended to surprise. Thanks for finding it funny, too.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

I'm laughing, Rosemary, at your comment that Bo's ability to be a good swimmer may come in useful one day. Delighted this gave you a laugh and Bo thanks you for finding him adorable.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

I knew that Bo and I couldn't fool you, Holle. Happy you found this entertaining. Also hope your knee and other assorted parts are doing fine and that your sweet granddaughter is recovering quickly.


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Cogerson 3 years ago from Virginia

Very cute and clever. A very interesting hub to read with lots of smiles while reading. Voted up and interesting.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Delighted you had lots of smiles with this interview, Bruce. Thanks for the kind comments and the Up - I have accomplished my mission. :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awwww Bo is such an adorable dog and very informative also. It's obvious he's listening to conversations. Who knows maybe one day he could write a tell-all book! I'd buy a copy, hopefully signed with a paw print. Superb interview!! -Linda


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Yes, Linda, Bo is an outstanding listener - unlike a number of humans who populate our Congress. If he does decide to dictate that tell-all book, I will be sure to send you a copy signed with his paw print and a personal dedication. Thanks for the visit and the kind words.


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi drbj .... Just loved this one all the way back home... what an awesome interview. You are so creative...

Hugs and Blessings


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

As in most households, dogs run the show. Certainly it is time to let the public know who is in charge. sharing.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Rolly - thanks for loving this and finding it awesome. That's exactly how I feel about you and your comments, m'dear.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

I'm with you on that, Don. And it's past time we let the public know who's in charge. Bo is frantically wagging his tail. Thanks for visiting and sharing, my friend.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

It is about time someone interviews someone who is really in charge at the White House. :-)


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

I could not have said it better, Jeannie. Thank you for understanding ... and your visit.


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carolina muscle 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

that's one smart doggie. LOL. That is a nice breed, playful, and bright ! I enjoyed the way you worked up to the reveal ! Adeus e obrigado!!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for the visit, Chris, and enjoying Bo's revelations. He says 'obrigado,' too.


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Paradise7 3 years ago from Upstate New York

Always good for a chuckle. Thanks!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you for your visit and your chuckle, Paradise. You are so welcome!

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