President Obama’s New Puppy, ‘Sunny’, Romps in the First Lady’s Kitchen Garden
“There have been a couple accidents,” President Obama admitted to CNN, saying Sunny has relieved herself on the floor of the historic mansion.
Photos/Story by Eddie Gehman Kohan
Sept 25, 2013
Washington, DC – A little more than a month after arriving at the White House to become the newest Obama, Sunny, the First Family’s Portuguese Water Dog puppy, is fully at home. Early on Tuesday morning I was photographing First Lady Michelle Obama’s Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn when the very energetic 15-month-old took a solo romp through the laden crop rows. (Above, Sunny dashed around the garden beds before leaping in)
Sunny’s master and mistress were in New York City rubbing elbows with world leaders at the United Nations as the pup, clad in a red and white striped collar, enjoyed an off-leash dawn run. Youthful hijinks were on full display: Sunny had gotten away from the aide assigned to walking duty, who was nowhere to be seen.
She sure is. Sunny was a black streak of lightening as she zoomed past the White House beehive and headed into Mrs. Obama’s garden. Like Superman clearing a building in a single bound, Sunny soared over a bed of lettuces and dove right into the famous 1,500 square-foot vegetable patch. (Above, Sunny sniffing a pepper plant)
Mrs. Obama has said that four-year-old Bo–who was not with his little sis for her garden visit–loves to eat tomatoes, a happy circumstance for America’s best-known gardener and veggie advocate. Perhaps Sunny loves tomatoes, too: She seemed thrilled inside the green cave created by dense vines of cherry tomatoes growing beside an equally dense bed of ripe peppers.