When a family heads on vacation they put their pets in a kennel, have a neighbor check in on the pets, or bring the pets in the car with them (or, if you’re Mitt Romney, on top of the car). First dog Bo is not an ordinary dog and receives special treatment.
President Obama is on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard and Bo was flown on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, which takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. This is reportedly the first time such aircrafts were used for a president’s vacation.
The first family are on the island for eight days. 70 rooms are reserved for Secret Service agents. They are staying at a $7.6 million, 5,000-square foot mansion on nine acres. This puts him closer to town, which means there will be many road closures and detours for the residents who live on the island. Quite a few of them are not happy and were told to email the White House with any complaints. The White House already released a statement. From the Telegraph:
Jay Carney, White House spokesman, said: “Obviously, when you’re President of the United States, you carry a little baggage when you travel. And that’s true whether it’s on a summit, international meeting, a domestic trip, or for a vacation. I know he’s looking forward very much to some down time with his family. I’m sure he’ll see some friends.”