An 18-year-old girl, visiting the White House as a guest of President Barack Obama’s family, suffered a cut below her eye after she was bitten by the first family’s dog, Sunny, according to a media report.
The girl, who was not identified, was bitten in the face on Monday when she went to pet the 4-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, TMZ.com reported.
The bite left a gash under the girl’s eye and she was treated by President Obama’s family physician Dr Ronny Jackson who said she needed stitches.
Jackson said the bite would leave a small scar, which apparently upset the teen, who posted photos with angry captions after the incident, New York Daily News quoted multiple reports as saying, a week before Obama leaves the White House at the end of his second term as US President.
This is not the first time Sunny made headlines. In 2013, the $2,500-dog jumped on a toddler during a holiday party while being held by the first lady, Michelle.
In that instance, the girl was fine, Sunny even reportedly licked her face.
Sunny’s 8-year-old canine sibling Bo, christened as the “First Dog,” does not have any bite attacks on his record.