White House Introduces New Obama Puppy On Twitter

Twitter is the platform of the moment for breaking news, from Whitney Houston’s death to the assassination of Osama bin Laden – and the debut of Sunny, the 1-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog joining the Obama family in the White House.

The @whitehouse Twitter account introduced Sunny with a tweet Monday evening:

The message netted almost 900 reweets and 460 favorites in less than 24 hours.

The @FLOTUS Twitter account tweeted a photo of Sunny and older brother Bo around the same time:

The public picked up on the puppy fervor by adopting the #MeetSunny hashtag:


Read more in the White House’s blog post introducing Sunny.

(Obama dogs photo via Twitter.)