Presidential Pups Decorate the White House Lawn for the Holidays
First Lady Michelle Obama fought back tears a little bit as she presented to the press the Holiday Decorations for the White House. Telling those gathered for the reveal that it was their last year to be part of the Holiday tradition, she enjoyed detailing the decorations which were part of this year’s theme, “The Gift Of the Holidays.”
The decorations included many inspiring and emotional displays, particularly the gold decorations hung on the official tree in honor of the military service members who lost their lives in service of their country, but none quite as unique as the decorations in honor of the Obamas’ presidential pups, Portuguese Water Dogs Bo and Sunny!
The White House gingerbread cake, a 300 pound, entirely edible cake that has over 20 pounds of icing alone, is an exquisite replica of the White House and surrounding grounds… complete with edible replicas of Bo and Sunny lounging as First Dogs do on the presidential porch.
Ninety-Two volunteers from across the country were chosen to help put the decorations up in the White House, and though we may be biased, we think that the giant First Dog replicas of Bo and Sunny, which were made out of over 25,000 yarn pom poms, are our favorite. The display is complete with the dogs’ own tower of presents (lots of tennis balls!) and the First Lady joked that Bo and Sunny were guarding the presents, eliciting a laugh from the audience… because they didn’t let them have any presents! She, of course, went on to say that they were fine and got lots of presents!
Mrs. Obama told the audience she and the President looked forward to entertaining guests who will be viewing the holiday decorations, and we are sure that the First Dogs will probably be pretty interested in their “Dog Doubles!”
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