OBAMA: Well, I got to tell you, and Michelle gets all the credit, Malia and Sasha are just doing great. They are poised, they're smart, they're funny. But most importantly they're kind, they're respectful to everybody. You know,I just, uh, couldn't be prouder of them. Now, what I'm discovering is that each yearI get more excited about spending time with them. They get a little less excited. But they love me, so they want to pretend like they want to spend time with me. So they'll come into my office and they'll pat me and say, hey daddy, I love you and they'll give me like a 10 minute conversation. Then they'll say,'ok, daddy I got to go. I'll be gone all weekend ,and I'll see you on Sunday night'.
CUOMO: Is that what the dog is about, the new dog?
OBAMA : I think there is an element for Michelle and me of, you know, we see what's coming and we need to make sure that we got somebody who greets us at the door when we get home. But part of it is also Bo. Yep, Bo was getting lonely because the two other puppies are grown up. And they still have some responsibilites for him, but they're not always around between school, sports practice, all that stuff. And so Bo was getting a little down in the dumps inside the house. And Sunny, the new dog. she's only a year old and, uh, the truth isshe's faster than she is, she jumps higher, she's friskier, and...
CUOMO: Every man has to learn that, though.
OBAMA: He is trying to keep up. But I think that ultimately, it's going to...he's loving it and ultimately it's gonna be great for him over the long term . Right now Michelle is in full parenting mode and really focused on getting Sunny to sit and catch. And, also there have been a couple accidents.
CUOMO: Uh, oh.
OBAMA: Yeah, but...
CUOMO: Is that like a federal violation?
OBAMA: Well, it is true...
CUOMO: Because that's a national museum.
OBAMA: We live in rental housing. We didn't have to put down a deposit, but we are making sure that it gets cleaned up for the next occupant.
CUOMO: You better check that. I don't want Sunny being in some kind of weird quarantine and we have to cover. Mr. President, thank you so much for your time
OBAMA: I enjoyed it.Thank you so much.