Feed Frenzy: Why Are We Pet Obsessed?

We are going ga-ga for Sunny, the newest first pet at the White House.
3:00 | 08/20/13

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-- -- -- If you want a friend in Washington get a dog. According to legend that was president Harry Truman's take on things in the nation's capital and today we couldn't help but wonder president Obama's feeling a little down about the troubles he continues to -- with congress. What would the announcement that the first family has brought a new dog to the White House for name is Sonny. A Portuguese Water Dog just like the first dog -- who. To be coping pretty well with the newcomer. The First Lady said -- didn't have enough dog interaction. She didn't mention anything about the president looking for a new pal. As for what sunny -- does the White House -- it's good life. LBJ to few Kiefer swim and Bill Clinton soap -- for a walk. Those sometimes that trust can get first -- down remember when George W Bush's beloved Scottish Terrier Barney let this reporter know. Just was he thought that question. -- one thing is constant every US president has had at least one pet. Because when a felony to friend he knows who want to -- account. In fact where it really a nation of pet people willing to do just about anything for our pets. Though it's not all going to the dogs in fact the first president practically had to menagerie yes George Washington was the proud owner of many stallions and even. -- -- In addition to seventeen dogs welcome sunny -- you spread some --

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