Obama Reveals Difference Between First and Second Dogs Bo and Sunny!

Juli Weiner


Earlier today CNN landed an exclusive interview with recent pet owner and leader of the free world Barack Obama. A subject of conversation: his new dog, Sunny. All the Paw-litzers for CNN!

For the several of you still reading: according to Obama, Sunny, a puppy of merely one human-year, is "faster" and "friskier" than Bo and is able to "jump higher." The older dog "is trying to keep up. But I think that ultimately, he's loving it. I think that ultimately it's going to be great for him in the long term."

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Was Bo . . . troubled? Was he feeling gloomy before Sunny? For the one or two of you still reading: the president told CNN that the reason the family adopted a second Portuguese Water Dog is because "Bo was starting to look a little down in the dumps inside the house."

And lo, the most recent pre-Sunny photograph of Bo posted to the White House Flickr feed is indeed decidedly downcast. Sprawled in poorly lit hallway (visual metaphor for Bo's liminal emotional state), the dog, turned away from the camera, watches as his owner, the president, walks into the White House from outside. Why wasn't Bo outside with the president? The photograph reveals that the weather was excellent-bright and . . . sunny. Oh.

Clues, all, to Bo's imminent spiritual renaissance.

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