Barack Obama says no to second pet dog for daughters

Obama family with dog

Four years ago, in his first victory speech, Barack Obama promised his girls they would have a new puppy in the White House - the 'First Dog' they named Bo.

On re-election the president told his daughters, Sasha and Malia, how proud he was of them.

He praised them saying they were "becoming strong, smart, beautiful women just like their mother" - but that didn't mean they were getting a second dog!

"One dog's probably enough," he said to a chuckling crowd.

Maybe they should ask for a cat this time?

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