12:53 PM EDT 12/05/2013
Originally posted 12/05/2013 11:40AM
We've all been there: Christmastime makes everything more intense and everything is just emotional and then someone's in your way and ...
Okay, we're not going to accuse junior first dog Sunny Obama of going all Grinch on a 2-year-old at Wednesday's White House holiday celebration. We would never imply that little Ashtyn Gardner was anything but lovely before she took the tumble to top all tumbles – the fall to dethrone Jennifer Lawrence as the Queen of Highly Public Falls. She definitely did not – just speculating – poke fun at his dark chocolate replica featured in the annual gingerbread display. She would never.
Either way, what went down at the decor unveiling could totally sabotage Sunny's approval rating. As the children of military families gathered for a day of crafts and festive fun, Gardner's well-intentioned run-in with Sunny turned into the stuff Michelle Obama's nightmares are made of.
To be fair, Sunny only startled the tot, who then stepped back and tripped over a walker (watch below). Still, we know you're new here Sunny. We know it's your first Christmas in the White House. But you're doing it wrong.
Originally posted 11/30/2013 09:45AM
The holiday season just got a little merrier at the White House.
First lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, received a special delivery on Friday morning: an 18.5 ft. Christmas tree.
With dogs Sunny and Bo on hand, the dressed-up family – sans the President – had smiles on their faces as a horse-drawn carriage pulled up to the North Portico of the executive mansion with its precious cargo.
Originally posted 08/21/2013 01:25PM
It's the new addition heard 'round the world: On Monday evening, the Obamas announced they had added another dog to their furry family, 1-year-old Sunny.
But just one day into her life as a public figure, and it seems Sunny is less-than-thrilled with the attention. In recent photographs shared on Instagram by Pete Souza, the official photographer of the White House, the Portuguese water pup appears to be saying, "No photos please!"
Originally posted 08/19/2013 08:35PM
The White House is going to the dogs!
The Obama family announced on Instagram Monday evening that they've added to the four-legged part of their family, welcoming a new pup, Sunny. The 1-year-old female was born in Michigan last June, and arrived at the White House today, according to whitehouse.gov. Just like big brother Bo, she is a Portuguese water dog – a hypoallergenic breed that won't trigger 15-year-old First Daughter Malia's allergies.
Originally posted 08/17/2013 02:15PM
Katy Perry's "Roar" was released this week, and everyone seemed to be a fan – even her cat, Kitty Purry.
Well, maybe not everyone.
As Sara Bareilles fans (and other people with ears) quickly pointed out, the song sounds a lot like the singer's own "Brave." And Katy's not the only one channeling another this week.
Read on for the Bar Mitzvah kid embracing his inner J.Lo, the impressionist who channeled 19 divas, and more of best, most random things online.
Originally posted 08/13/2013 01:00PM
When Gretchen Wieners tried to coin the word "fetch," we don't think she meant it literally.
But nonetheless, nine years after the release of Mean Girls, her fans are still carrying the torch on her behalf – and that includes First Dog Bo.
"Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen," quipped the official Twitter of the White House on Tuesday, sharing a photo of the Portuguese water dog sitting patiently with a tennis ball in his mouth.
Originally posted 07/05/2013 02:30PM
It was a red-hot Fourth of July around the country, but celebs on both coasts played it cool as they hung with friends, attempted a human pyramid, and hit the beach – or Slip-N-Slide! – in search of some Independence Day fun.
Kendall Jenner, 17, gave a tiny nod to her country in this itty bitty American flag-inspired bikini when she hit the beach with sister Kylie, 15, and Jaden Smith, 14, – a.k.a Kylie's rumored beau.
Originally posted 07/03/2013 10:45AM
You asked. She answered.
After taking questions from PEOPLE readers, Michelle Obama revealed that before she and the First Family traveled to Africa, she prepared briefing books for daughters Sasha, 12, and Malia, 14, so they could get the most out of the international traveling experience.
Originally posted 06/12/2013 01:00PM
They may be the President and the First Dog, but at the end of the day, Bo Obama is just a pup waiting for his pop to come home.
The White House's official photographer, Pete Souza, shared a photo of President Barack Obama and his loyal pal enjoying a sweet reunion in the Oval Office on Tuesday. The pic followed one posted earlier in the day of a serious-looking Commander-in-Chief walking into his White House office while his furry friend looked up at him from the floor.
Originally posted 04/01/2013 01:15PM
Move over, Easter Bunny.
The cutest, fluffiest, most precious mascot of the holiday is somebody – make that somebunny – else this year.
The ears most definitely fit Bo Obama. Literally.
"Happy Easter," President Barack Obama wrote on Twitter Sunday, sharing a snapshot of the first dog accessorized for the occasion.
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