A dozen

grade schoolers got a chance to talk with President-elect Barack Obama yesterday at the Dodge Renaissance Academy in Chicago.

"How will you feel

when you move to the White House?" asked one.

"I'm going

to be excited," Obama said, adding

that he would have a "pretty nice office."

Obama talked

about

how his two daughters looked forward to getting a puppy. He

said the girls must take care of their pet - and that didn't just mean feeding and walking

the pooch.

"You know,

if they do their business, if they've got some poop, you got to make sure that you're not just leaving it there," Obama said.

- Associated Press