Michelle Obama on First Dog Bo at the White House

Bo is so new she messed up his name.

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

First pup Bo is still so new that Michelle Obama almost messed up his name. In a funny oops while talking to kids this morning, she referred to "Barney," the name of the Bushes' dog. "You'll get to see where Barney—not Barney, but where Barney used to run and now Bo, our dog, plays," she told children who were eagerly waving their hands in the air to get a chance to pose a question to FLOTUS. Naturally, several queries were about the new first dog. "He is a crazy dog," the first lady told the kids, who were there as part of the administration's Take Your Child to Work Day."He likes to chew on people's feet."

The president and first lady got a taste of the trials of puppy rearing last night when Bo woke them up. "It was like 10 o'clock at night, everybody was asleep, and we hear all this barking and jumping around," Michelle explained. "And the president and I thought somebody was out there, and it was just Bo. He was playing with his ball!"

Michelle Obama speaks to children at the White House as part of Take Your Child to Work Day.

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