Former First Lady Michelle Obama may look carefree now, but she says adjusting to life after the White House was hardly smooth for her — or the family’s pooches.
“Here I am in my new home, just me and [our dogs] Bo and Sunny, and I do a simple thing. I go downstairs and open the cabinet in my own kitchen — which you don’t do in the White House because there’s always somebody there going, ‘Let me get that. What do you want?’ . . . and I made myself toast,’’ Obama tells Oprah Winfrey in an interview for the December issue of Elle magazine.
“And then I took my toast and I walked out into my backyard . . . There were dogs barking in the distance, and I realized Bo and Sunny had really never heard neighbor dogs.
“They’re like, ‘What’s that?’ And I’m like, ‘Yep, we’re in the real world now, fellas.’”