The Associated Press posted an important investigative report about the White House dogs, Sunny and Bo, from which I’d like to highlight two pieces of information.
One is that the dogs have an official schedule.
“Everybody wants to see them and take pictures,” Michelle Obama said. “I get a memo at the beginning of the month with a request for their schedules, and I have to approve their appearances.”
A schedule. For dogs!
The other thing is that Bo, who is a dog, apparently believes that he has a job. The job: helping National Park Service staffers, including head White House groundskeeper Dale Haney, monitor the local plant situation.
“He leaves every morning and he goes down with Dale … and he’s with all the National Park Service guys. And you’ll see him, and he’s like walking around with them, and looking at the plants,” Mrs. Obama said. “I think he thinks he has a job because he takes it very seriously. So if I go out and see him, he kind of ignores me when he’s with his worker crew people.”
A dog with a job. Can you even imagine?!?