Bo Obama, Stress-Reliever-in-Chief

By Amy Sinatra Ayres

Pete Souza via TwitterWhen you come home from a tough day at work, do you regroup by taking a moment to greet your dog? In that case, you're no different from the President. Yes, that President.

On Tuesday, Official White House photographer Pete Souza shared a photo of First Dog Bo Obama waiting for a serious-looking president as he arrived at the Oval Office.

"Photo of Bo today," Souza Tweeted. "Oh yeah, Pres Obama is in the photo too!"

[ See Also: Meet Bo and Other Presidential Pets -- Ponies, Birds and Raccoons ]

Later in the day, he followed it up with the image above, of President Obama stopping to kneel down and have a sweet moment with his 4-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, scratching his dog's neck.

"POTUS greets Bo," Souza wrote. "Back by popular demand."

After dealing with a devastating natural disaster in Oklahoma and the recent controversies over surveillance programs and the IRS (among other things) we can't think of a better way for the commander-in-chief to relax - even if it's just for a moment.

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