The Life Of A Presidential Pooch

June 10, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Darlene Superville wrote about Bo and Sunny, the first pets of the White House:

  • The pets are celebrities in their own right and have schedules that are emailed to them (well, their handlers anyway) every month.
  • Engagements can include anything from greeting White House visitors to cheering wounded soldiers.
  • With celebrity comes danger, of course. In January a man was arrested for coming to the capital with the intent of dognapping one of the pets.
  • Presidential pets have a storied history at the White House – George H.W. Bush’s pet dog, Millie, even published a book while in the White House titled, simply, “Millie’s Book”. It became a best-seller.

Read about the responsibilities that the Obama dogs have taken on, and the lives of other Presidential pets over here. And read our series on Pet Perks here.

Source: AP