Move over, Bo Obama. There's a new cutie in town.
The White House announced today via Twitter that a black Portuguese water dog has joined the company of the Commander-in-Chief, telling its 35 million followers in a simple message:
"Welcome to the family, Sunny."
No information about Sunny's age, origins or political leanings have been released, but his breed was likely selected due to Malia Obama's allergies.
We'll run as detailed a background check on this canine as we can over the next few days. For now, though, even Orson Scott Card would have to agree:
Sunny is quite the adorable addition.
UPDATE: Here is a video introducing Sunny, along with an extended statement from The White House:
"Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012, and arrived at the White House today. Just like Bo, she's a Portuguese Water Dog, which works great for the Obamas because of allergies in their family. Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo -- full of energy and very affectionate -- and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality."