Bo The Dog Ticker

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BREAKING NEWS—FIRST DOG DISRUPTS FIRST FAMILY—BALL BARKING ROUSES BARACK AND MICHELLE—STILL CUTE—BREAKING NEWS

Michelle Obama took questions today from a group of about 160 8- to 12-year-old children, who were visiting the White House as part of a bring-your-child-to-work day. The questions were, taken as a whole, pretty good. What will happen if something bad happened to the country? (Michelle said she would wake up her husband.) What’s your least favorite thing to do in the White House? (Running the tread mill) Do you like cooking for your family even though you have cooks and all that? (“I don’t miss cooking.”) But the big news was about what Bo the dog did last night. To the tape:

Q   Well, what does your dog like to do?

MRS. OBAMA:  What does my daughter –

Q    Your dog.

MRS. OBAMA:  Oh, my dog.  Oh, the dog.  (Laughter.)  Oh, he is a crazy dog.  He — you know, he loves to chew on people’s feet. (Laughter.)  I’ll tell you a story about Bo last night.  It was like 10:00 p.m. at night, everybody was asleep, and we hear all this barking and jumping around, and the President and I came out and we thought somebody was out there.  And it was just Bo.  (Laughter.)  He was playing with his ball.  And it was like there was another person in the house.  He’s kind of crazy.  But he’s still a puppy, so he likes to play a lot.

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