Presidential dog Sunny is seen outside the White House Press Room as she was brought out for a walk by her handler Sept. 9, 2013 at the White House in Washington, DC.
Alex Wong

Sunny says: ‘Drink Up!”

First Lady Michelle Obama has recruited a new member of the Obama family to promote her “Drink Up” initiative: the younger first dog, Sunny.

In a short video released Wednesday, the Portuguese water dog is filmed scurrying across the White House lawn with brother Bo in tow, but stops for a moment to take a gulp of water out of a “Drink Up” water bowl. As Sunny drinks, the question “How does water power you? #spreadthewater” appears on the screen to promote the first lady’s water initiative  .

In September Michelle Obama, who has made health issues one of her top priorities launched the new initiative with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to encourage Americans to drink more water. The campaign, called “Drink Up,” was designed to encourage Americans to drink more water. “Water is the best and easiest choice we can make to feel energized, focused, healthy, and refreshed. You are what you drink, and when you drink water, you are at your best,” Michelle Obama said in a Today Show interview in September. 

Michelle Obama

Sunny says: 'Drink Up!"