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Pawparazzi Report February 2014

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When your owner is the President of the United States, you're sure to enjoy a lot of perks that most dogs will never touch. But in some cases, the first dogs are held to the same rules and standards as any other canine companion. In the case of Sunny and Bo Obama, that meant submitting to strict travel procedures in order to enter the state of Hawaii. Credit: AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza, File Hawaii is free of rabies, and its people want it to stay that way. That's why traveling with dogs - rarely a simple or stress-free affair - is even more complicated for the Hawaii-bound. Canine vacationers must submit to an expensive rabies test, among other hoops to jump through. Failing to...

The two lucky turkeys that received an official pardon from President Barack Obama last Thanksgiving have both died, according to U.S. News and World Report. Every year, the president invites two turkeys to Washington, D.C., for the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon. The birds are set up in a fancy hotel, are allowed a frisk-free entry into the White House for the ceremony and then spend the rest of their days roosting at a historic farm in Virginia. But with a posh lifestyle and tendency to become overweight, the president's pardoned turkeys don't live long. Last year's duo, Gobbler and Cobbler, are already hanging out at the hen house in the sky after only a couple years of life....

Whether you believe the Obamas adopted their new dog, Sunny, purely for their love of Portugese Water Dogs, or think it was a cynical act of misdirection to get the White House press corps reporting about something benign, one thing is for certain: The seemingly innocent dog adoption is already leading to a hot new scandal. Sunny may be a Republican, according to New York Magazine. When the first family adopted Bo in 2009, they were fully transparent about the dog's origins. He came from Amigo PWDs, a breeder in Boyd, Texas. He...

Bo Obama and the Easter Egg Roll

First dog Bo Obama and the rest of his presidential family are hosting more than 35,000 people on the South Lawn of the White House today for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll. Celebrities including singer Jordin Sparks, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, NFL running back Adrian Peterson and Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis will all be in attendance. From cooking lessons to storytelling time, attendees will have the chance to participate in an array of activities, all of which are a part of this year's theme of "Be Healthy,...

Five New Fish Species Named Obama, Clinton, Roosevelt, Carter and Gore

You know you've made it when you have a fish species named after you. According to Scientific American, five new species of fish were named after President Obama, Clinton, Carter and Vice President Gore.  The etheostoma teddyroosevelt is pictured here. President Roosevelt was honored with a darter fish species for…

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