Obamas Add a Dog to Their Family

Sunny is the latest addition to the first family.

Sunny, the Obamas' new dog (Pete Souza/White House)

On Monday, the Obamas announced a new addition to their family: a dog named Sunny.

Like the current Obama family dog, Bo, Sunny is a Portugese water dog. Sunny came to the Obamas from Michigan, according to a statement released by the White House, and was born in June 2012. The Obamas adopted the dog when Michelle Obama realized that Bo needed more attention.

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 guests at the White House on tours and during the Easter Egg Roll, but in October, the First Lady told reporters that she hosted a “doggie play date” because “Bo doesn't have enough dog interaction.” So now, in addition to helping with those official 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!

Read more at Whitehouse.gov.

Jozen Cummings is the author and creator of the popular relationship blog Until I Get Married, which is currently in development for a television series with Warner Bros. He also hosts a weekly podcast with WNYC about Empire called Empire Afterparty, is a contributor at VerySmartBrothas.com and works at Twitter as an editorial curator. Follow him on Twitter

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