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Just 12 photos of Michael D with his dogs Bród and Shadow

“Just resting the head here.”
Aug 30th 2017, 3:42 PM 174,360 9

THIS WEEK, ONE of the most viral images across the internet was Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his smiling dog Lennu.

Look at them there – Lennu staring out the camera with a big grin on his face:

But two political dogs that have never gone anywhere near as viral live in Áras an Uachtaráin – Michael D’s two Bernese Mountain dogs named Bród and Shadow.

1. And there is plenty of lovable photographic evidence of the President with his two pups

janice3 Source: @grainnebiddle

2. You’ll often find one – or both of them – by his side in the garden

fairtown Source:

3. “Just resting the head here”


4. Look at the eye contact

garden party Source: Sam Boal/

5. They even get brought out to meet the Taoiseach

garden party Source: @PresidentIRL Twitter

6. And photobomb passersby

phtoo Source: Danny Callaghan/The Dublin Barber Shop

7. They’re by his side during speeches

garden party Source: @futafata

8. And often interrupting his own

9. Shadow and Bród are much loved by the crowds, naturally

thepup2 Source: Julien Behal/

10. They should be brought to all diplomatic occasions

PRES-OF-GERMANY-ARAS-VISIT-MX-13 Source: Photography

11. Bród and Shadow…


12. The President’s best friends

faithful Source: Irish School of Ecumenics

Up there with Lennu, surely <3

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