First Lady Michelle Obama recently took some time to read the holiday classic “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” to kids at Children’s National Medical Center. But one creature was stirring, and it was the Obama family dog, Bo.

Just as the FLOTUS was getting ready to start, the large Portuguese Water Dog jumped into her lap and made himself comfortable for the remainder of the reading.

“This is exactly what he does at home,” said the First Lady. “He tries to beat Malia and Sasha to my lap.”

According to the official White House Blog, “paying a visit to the young patients at the Children’s National Medical Center is a holiday tradition that dates back to the 1950s, when Bess Truman was First Lady.”

Bo seems to be in the holiday spotlight this year. On Sunday, President Barack Obama‘s official Twitter account posted the following image of the First Dog frolicking in the snow:

Watch video of the First Lady, with Bo in her lap, at the top of this entry (via The White House).


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