Today a Reuters White House correspondent bumped into the First Dog during his morning walk — and perhaps this happened during a moment Barney was just feeling a little cranky (can you blame him? Dogs hate drama), because when the reporter reached down to pet the pup, said pup bit him. The damage to his right index finger resulted in just enough bloodshed that the White House physician had to get on the case. And of course someone caught the whole snarly, biting scene on video, complete with the victim’s bandaged-finger follow-up. Watch and soak in the metaphor.