Pete Souza, AP
In this image released by The White House, Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, lounge on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
A new member of the first family arrived at the White House on Monday — a puppy named Sunny.
First lady Michelle Obama tweeted a picture announcement and a White House blog post also introduced America to the female pup, who is a little over one year old.
The blog post said Sunny was "named for her cheerful personality" and said she is "full of energy and very affectionate."
The post also references Obama's comment to reporters last year that she was planning to host a doggie playdate for Bo, the formerly lone White House canine.
Perhaps the First Lady was convinced that Bo needed an in-house playmate when the White House tweeted a picture of him seeking for someone to play fetch with him while the Obamas were on vacation last week.
Like Bo, Sunny is a hypoallergenic Portuguese Water Dog.
Although the White House did not say whether the Obama family bought or adopted Sunny, the blog reported that the family has made a donation to the Washington Humane society in Sunny's honor.
"We suspect Sunny will follow in Bo's footsteps and keep the President company in the Oval Office, go for walks with the First Family after their 6:30 family dinner and even jump up on the First Lady’s lap from time to time!" the White House blog said.
First published August 19 2013, 6:17 PM