Bo Obama apparently doesn’t like to share the spotlight.
At a reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, First Lady Michelle Obama got a surprise guest when Bo Obama jumped up on her lap amidst a group of surprised children. ABC News caught the moment on camera, as the shaggy dog jumped on the First Lady.
Michelle Obama, obviously used to her dog getting a little close, laughed off the interruption, Entertainment Tonight noted.
The reading was taking place in Washington, DC, at the Children’s National Medical Center. Michell sat down beneath an ornate Christmas tree while children and hundreds of other guests watched.
“This is exactly what he does at home,” the First Lady laughed. “He tries to beat Malia and Sasha to my lap.”
Michelle forged ahead with the reading, the four-year-old dog nuzzled on her lap like a puppy.
Often referred to as the “First Dog,” Bo Obama is a four-year-old neutered male Portuguese Water Dog. His debut in the White House came after months of speculation about what breed and identity the First Family would select for their future pet.
Barack Obama had originally said he would like to get a rescue dog, but said most of them are mutts and would not work in the White House. In the end, Malia Obama’s allergies brought the family to select a hypoallergenic breed.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a rare breed, with only about 50,000 in North America.
Here is video of Bo Obama interrupting the First Lady’s Christmas reading: