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Barack Obama loves his pets

Everybody wants to see his dogs and take pictures

It’s hardly a dog’s life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama’s pets, Bo and Sunny. The pair of Portuguese water dogs – Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny – are canine ambassadors for the White House, very popular and so in demand that they have schedules, like the president.

The dogs have a pretty nice life. “They can sit on my lap, they sit on my chair, they cuddle with me,” Mrs. Obama said. “I like to lay on the floor with them and blow in their face. I like to make them run and chase each other. But they’re so cute, I just love to just cuddle them and massage them. Everybody wants to see them and take pictures ”

Bo, now 7, joined the Obama family in April 2009. He was a gift from the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., a key supporter of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign who became close to the family. Bo helped Obama keep a promise to daughters Malia and Sasha that they could get a dog after the election. Sunny, nearly 4, came along in August 2013. The President loves his dogs and try to find time to play with them.

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FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pets the family dog Bo, a Portuguese water dog, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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ALEXANDRIA, VA - DECEMBER 21:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama shops for Christmas presents with his dog Bo at Petsmart on December 21, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia. President Obama called on House Speaker Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH) on to urge him again to allow a vote on a Senate-passed measure that would extend a payroll tax holiday for two months.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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