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Michelle Obama Receives Official White House Christmas Tree

While the rest of us are gearing up to watch some major tackles during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama is also preparing to attend a big game.

But we’re not talking football. FLOTUS is taking White House Portuguese Water dogs Bo and Sunny to the Puppy Bowl.

I know, we can’t deal with the cuteness either.

According to E!Online:

Before all of the precious pooches take center stage on the Animal Planet program, the first lady and her furry friends hosted twelve first and second graders from D.C.’s Harriet Tubman Elementary School and thirteen “rookie” shelter puppies.

The goal this year was to help the competing canines get in top shape before their highly anticipated debut.

“It was so much fun to see the Puppy Bowl X Team work out at the White House!” Obama said in an Animal Planet statement. “This year’s pups showed us that getting active and lapping up plenty of water are important ways to keep our bodies healthy and energized.”

Obama continued: “And as our family has seen with Bo and Sunny, going outside to walk and play with your pet is a perfect way to get moving and have some fun every day.”

And it looks like Sunny and Bo are happy to have had that experience as well.


“Bo and Sunny lined the pups up for practice on the White House South Lawn to run through tire and tackle drills, hone their ball and chew toy skills, play fetch with the kids and of course take a requisite water break with the first lady followed by a nap in the grass,” the press release added.

Tune into the Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2 to see how the presidential pups performed.

SOURCE: E!Online | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram

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