Presidential Pooch Knocks Down Toddler at White House Holiday Event

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Perhaps sequestration froze funding for the White House’s younger Portuguese water dog’s obedience lessons, because the pup knocked down a toddler at an event held at the first family’s home Wednesday.

First Lady Michelle Obama played host for military families who were getting the first look of the White House holiday decorations.

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The moment when Sunny greeted a little girl too enthusiastically was caught on camera by several people in attendance, including a Getty photographer who identified the 2-year-old as Ashtyn Gardner.

The moment was also captured on video, which shows that the child was uninjured and even willing to make peace with the pooch after the First Lady helped her to her feet.


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