The White House garden has a new menace: new Obama family dog Sunny.

The one-and-a-half-year-old puppy loves to eat the tomatoes in the White House Kitchen Garden, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaBudowsky: End the DNC malpractice George H.W. Bush in intensive care Michelle Obama congratulates duke and duchess of Cambridge on royal baby MORE told students on Wednesday.

The kids had joined Obama to help harvest the vegetables.

Obama was heard telling them that their older Portuguese water dog Bo didn't like the garden but that Sunny enjoyed the veggies.

It's not the only problem the garden has faced: during the government shutdown, weeds and wildlife over took the area as the National Park Service workers who care for garden were on furlough.

The garden was thriving on Wednesday, however. Obama and the students harvested large bunches of broccoli, huge carrots, big pumpkins and massive sweet potatoes, which the first lady said they would have with their Thanksgiving dinner.

She laughed off the reports about the garden being in trouble, telling the assembled press: "For those of you who may have prematurely reported on the demise of the White House kitchen garden, you can see it is healthy and growing."