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The Obamas got a new puppy, everyone!

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

There’s a brand new adorable member of the First Family, everyone, and if you read the Washington Post or the Huffington Post or Buzzfeed or whatever you’ll probably see all kinds of listicles and memes about how cute it is.

It’s a dog named “Sunny.” Apparently it’s a girl and it was born in 2012 in Michigan, where the unemployment rate was 8.8 percent last month. It is the Obamas’ second dog, after “Bo.”

“Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo – full of energy and very affectionate – and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality,” according to an official announcement on WhiteHouse.gov.

“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,” according to the White House statement, which creates confusion as to why, then, the administration still needs Valerie Jarrett.

“…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!,” according to the White House statement, which goes on like that.

“A Portuguese Water Dog can range in cost wildly. On average, one will pay between $1,400 and $2,000. President Barack Obama has this breed of animal,” according to an answer on Ask.com.

With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs.

The Obamas do not have any white dogs.

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