Pets & Animals

Puppy love: Bo Obama asked out on doggie date

An Oregon goldendoodle named Ramona has asked presidential pooch Bo Obama to attend a fundraising event.

If a California teen can ask a Sports Illustrated model to prom through YouTube, then an Oregon goldendoodle can certainly request a date from the presidential pooch in the same way.

In a video produced by the Oregon Humane Society, a lovesick goldendoodle named Ramona desperately seeks to bring Bo Obama to the organization’s upcoming fundraiser.

"Oh, no. I don't have a date for Doggie Dash!” the pup exclaims in a huge thought bubble over her head.

After trying to reach the first dog via Twitter, Facebook and phone, Ramona finally sends him a note, seeking him to lead the May 11 event as Grand Dog Marshal.

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We understand the appeal — he's awfully cute. First lady Michelle Obama and first family dog Bo attend a pre-Easter celebration with military families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 20, 2013.

The White House has been mum on an answer, but the Oregon Humane Society set up a website encouraging others to help Ramona’s appeal. The site provides links to Ramona’s letter and a petition seeking signatures to send Bo on the cross-country trip.

The video proposal seems to be a popular tactic lately. Earlier this week, swimsuit model Kate Upton surprised a Los Angeles high school senior when she tentatively accepted his request to be his prom date. He made the pitch to her in a YouTube video.

Other celebrities who fell for the ploy include Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, who accepted dates to the Marine Corps after being asked in separate YouTube videos.