updated 04/24/2012 AT 4:20 PM ET
•originally published 04/24/2012 AT 4:35 PM ET
Bo Obama, tour guide? Who knew!
The First Dog surprised a group of reporters during a press preview of the annual spring garden tour of the White House on Saturday, appearing before them on the South Lawn.
The assembled journalists couldn’t help themselves, and smiled as they took photos of the famous Portuguese water dog as he led them down the garden path.
Writes Benjamin R. Freedman of Dcist, “Bo is perhaps the best-natured high-profile pet we’ve ever ever encountered.”
[RELATED_TEXT “Can’t get enough pet news? See more on PEOPLE Pets