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August 21st, 2013

The Obamas welcome pup Sunny to the family



Sunny, left, and Bo, the Obama family dogs, play on the South Lawn of the White House on August 19, 2013. Sunny, a Portuguese Water Dog was born in Michigan and recently arrived at the White House.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obamas recently welcomed the newest member of their family – a little girl (puppy) named Sunny.

Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012, and arrived at the White House recently. Just like Bo, she’s a Portuguese Water Dog, which works great for the Obamas because of pet allergies in their family.

Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo – full of energy and very affectionate – and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality.

In the past, Bo has been eager to help the First Family with their official duties, from visiting Walter Reed and the Children’s National Medical Center, to inspecting the Holiday decorations at the White House, to greeting the Obamas’ guests at the White House on tours and during the annual Easter Egg Roll each year.

In October of last year, the First Lady told reporters that she had hosted a "doggie play date" because "Bo doesn’t have enough dog interaction." So now, in addition to helping with those official White House duties, Bo takes on the important role of big brother!

We suspect Sunny will follow in Bo’s footsteps and keep the President company in the Oval Office, go for walks with the First Family after their 6:30 family dinner and even jump up on the First Lady’s lap from time to time!

In honor of Sunny, the Obamas are making a donation to the Washington Humane Society.


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