The Obamas Welcome A New Member To The Family

News & Views | Camille Travis | 08/20/2013 | 03:00 PM EDT

The First Family Debuts New Puppy

The Obamas have opened up their hearts and their 1600 Pennsylvania home to welcome a new 1-year-old puppy who made her debut at an event on Monday.

, a Portuguese water dog, will play sister to Bo, their 4-year-old dog of the same breed who was taken in during President Obama's first term.

Last night, Michelle Obama tweeted, "So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family - our puppy, Sunny!" She was also introduced on the White House blog with various photos and a video of her playing with 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," the White House stated.

"[...] 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!"

(Photo: Official White House Photo/Pete Souza)

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