*With his family already at their annual vacation spot in Hawaii, President Obama took advantage of his alone time to do some Christmas shopping.
On Wednesday, he and and first dog Bo hit up a PetSmart in Alexandria, Va., where Bo appeared to be sizing up a small brown “standard poodle” named Cinnamon, according to the dog’s owner.
“Okay, Bo, don’t get too personal here,” Obama joked, holding tightly to Bo’s leash. He pulled out a $50 bill to pay for two items, one a large dog bone. The total was slightly more than $41.
He then headed to Best Buy to purchase gifts for daughters Sasha and Malia. He picked up the Wii game “Just Dance 3,” telling folks nearby, “The girls beat me every time on these dance games, but you’ll never get a picture of me (playing) because I get graded F every time.”
He also bought the girls a pair of $50 iTunes gift cards and a “Sims 3: Pets” video game. The total tab came to $194.48. “Let’s see if my credit card still works,” he joked, before it went through. “That would be embarrassing if it didn’t,” he said.
The motorcade then left at 1:21 p.m. Nine minutes later, POTUS arrived via side streets at intersection of East Del Ray and Mount Vernon to pick up some pies at the Del Ray Pizzeria.
Watch clips from the shopping spree below.