The Obama’s dog, Bo, is now ten months-old and is settling happily into life in the White House, according to a canine update from AP.
While Sasha and Malia enjoy puppy playtime with Bo during the day–and try, somewhat successfully, to prevent him from chewing through magazines and shoes–it’s the parents (surprise, surprise!) who are responsible for his walks.
But if anyone needs the grounding and lighthearted routine of caring for a family pet, it’s the Obamas. Michelle walks Bo in the mornings, while the president looks forward to his evening jaunts with the Portuguese Water Dog.
“I’m the guy with the night shift,” he told one interviewer. “We go out and we’re walking and I’m picking up poop and in the background is the beautifully lit White House. It’s quite a moment.”
No one should be above scooping poop for the love of a furry creature–which is why I hope the president lets the duty fall to his kids at least some of the time.