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Obamas welcome new dog 'Sunny' to White House

President Barack Obama and his family welcomed a playful new addition to the White House on Monday -- a dog called Sunny. The black Portuguese Water Dog joins the first family's other four-legged friend of the same breed, 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," said a post on the White House blog.

Obama welcomes new puppy named Sunny to White House

(Reuters) - The White House announced a new resident on Monday. Sunny, a 1-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the Washington residence of President Barack Obama and his family, joining Bo, a male dog of the same breed, the White House announced on its website. That breed works well with the allergies in the Obama family. "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," it said.

Ex-first dog Barney Bush dead at 12

Former first dog Barney, George W. Bush's black Scottish terrier has died at the age of 12 after losing a battle to lymphoma, the ex-president said Friday. A fixture throughout the presidential grounds during Bush's 2001-2009 term, Barney had starred in "Barney Cam" holiday specials in which he gave a dog's eye view of even the most cold-faced White House staff, alongside his companion Miss Beazley, another black Scottish terrier. Barney even had his own page on the White House website.

Bush family mourns loss of Barney the dog

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Harry Truman once said if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. George W. Bush had one, a Scottish terrier named Barney, and Bush announced on Friday that Barney had died. "He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend," Bush said in a statement issued from his home in Dallas. The dog, more than 12 years old, had been suffering from lymphoma.
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