Michelle Obama: First Dog Is “Kind of Crazy”

How is first dog Bo?

"He's kind of crazy, but he's still a puppy. So he likes to play a lot," First Lady Michelle Obama told children visiting the White House for the annual Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday.

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On Wednesday, she recalled, "it was like 10 o'clock. Everybody was asleep and we hear all this barking and jumping around. The president and I came out and we thought somebody was out there. And it was just Bo. He was playing with his ball. And it was like there was another person in the house."

The 6-month-old Portuguese water dog "loves to chew on people's feet," she added.

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Asked in a question-and-answer session how she spends her free time, she said, "Well, right now I'm taking care of this puppy. So I'm doing a lot of dog walking and dog training."

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One child asked what she would she do if Bo ran away.

"I would be very sad, first of all, but … he has [dog] tags, and hopefully someone would find him and bring him back," Mrs. Obama said.

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If he were to somehow escape the gated South Lawn, "I think everyone at the White House would probably help go out and find him," she said. "That's why we're working on training him, so that he doesn't run away and he listens when we call him. And so far he's doing OK, so we hope we don't have that problem."

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