The annual animal rescue showdown of cuteness, now in its 10th year, managed to snag First Lady Michelle Obama for a "training camp" segment tied to her healthy living "Let's Move!" campaign
. In the spot, Michelle and her dogs Bo and Sunny welcome 13 pups from shelters and rescue groups. Along with first- and second-grade students from D.C.’s Harriet Tubman Elementary School, the group works up sweat in preparation for the big game.
“It was so much fun to see the Puppy Bowl X Team work out at the White House!” Michelle Obama said in a statement. “This year’s pups showed us that getting active and lapping up plenty of water are important ways to keep our bodies healthy and energized. And as our family has seen with Bo and Sunny, going outside to walk and play with your pet is a perfect way to get moving and have some fun every day.”
According to the release, Bo and Sunny lined the pups up for practice on the White House South Lawn "to run through tire and tackle drills, hone their ball and chew toy skills, play fetch with the kids and of course take a requisite water break with the First Lady followed by a nap in the grass."
Animal Planet will air footage from the White House visit starting at 3pm E/T on February 2nd. Puppy Bowl X, which kicks off immediately afterwards, will feature penguin cheerleaders, a halftime show with YouTube sensation Keyboard Cat, and dozens of adorable (and adoptable) puppies. Check out a preview below.
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