Obamas welcome new puppy named Sunny

8:12 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) -- There's a new set of little footsteps scampering around the White House grounds.

The Obamas have welcomed a new puppy into the household, a year-old Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny, according to The White House Blog.

Sunny, a girl, is of the same breed as Bo, the Obamas' boy dog that was a gift from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. The White House released photos and video of Bo and Sunny frolicking together today on the White House grounds.

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted out at about 8 p.m. ET, "So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family - our puppy, Sunny!"

The White House blog says Mrs. Obama felt Bo was not getting enough playful interaction with other dogs and in October, she even organized a doggie play date for their fluffy black pooch.

Sunny arrived at the White House today and was born in June 2012 in Michigan, according to the blog.

"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," the blog read.

The Obamas are making a donation to the Washington Humane Society in Sunny's honor, according to the blog.

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