A recent visit to the White House turned into a Q&A session as First Lady Michelle Obama left White House staff members’ kids with a greater appreciation for the role that pets play in our lives.
The children were there in honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
The topic of conversation quickly turned to the current four-legged residents, Bo and Sunny.
Bo, 7, and Sunny, almost 4 — both of whom are Portuguese water dogs — have lived a life of canine royalty at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Among their most notable events are being introduced to R2D2 of Star Wars fame and the pope.
When one boy asked Mrs. Obama, “What’s your favorite thing to do with your dogs?” the First Lady’s response brought chuckles from the other youngsters. “Just squeeze them,” she said, adding that the dogs could do just about anything they wanted — sit in her chair or on her lap, or just cuddle with her.
Making Bo and Sunny run and chase each other gets them moving and is a joy to watch, according to Mrs. Obama. She also shared her belief in why the two dogs love her so much: She gives them great massages.
Tricks? They Know a Few.
Another question, asked by a young girl, was if the dogs knew any tricks. The answer of “yes” brought more smiles from the excited faces in the crowd.
Michelle Obama conceded that even though both dogs know a few tricks, Bo knows the most. Keep in mind, he’s the oldest.
They will both heel, sit, or stay on command, with Bo even rolling over or speaking and giving a high-five. Sunny is an eager learner who just needs a little more one-on-one training.
One thing’s for certain: These pets know they’re loved — and with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, their future probably includes lots of walks and playtime. What better way to have fun with pets than spending quality time with them?
Source: The Dodo