LAST month, President Joe Biden introduced the country to his new dog Commander after his dog Major was removed from the White House.
Maintenant, the first family of the US has announced the addition of a new White House animal and many are curious to know what her name is.
Quel est le nom du chat de la Maison Blanche de Biden?
En janvier 28, 2022, it was announced that the Biden’s have added a cat to their family.
The two-year-old, gray-and-white-striped feline is named Willow which was chosen by Dr. Jill Biden in honor of her hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvanie.
“A farm cat from Pennsylvania, Willow made quite an impression on Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped up on the stage and interrupted her remarks during a campaign stop,” the first lady’s spokesperson Michael LaRosa said.
“Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”
She is reportedly settling in well to her new home and has “her favorite toys, treats, and plenty of room to smell and explore,” LaRosa continued.
Willow marks the first time since the George W Bush administration that a cat has been in the White House.
What happened to the Biden’s dog, Major?
The Biden’s adopted Major, a rescue, prior to moving into the White House.
After moving in, Major had a hard time adjusting and reportedly bit Secret Service members “every day for a whole week.”
One incident even required an individual to get medical attention.
Following multiple incidents, Major left the White House and now resides with a family friend of the Bidens.
“After consulting with dog trainers, animal behaviorists, and veterinarians, the First Family has decided to follow the experts’ collective recommendation that it would be safest for Major to live in a quieter environment with family friends,” LaRosa said, via Gens.
“This is not in reaction to any new or specific incident, but rather a decision reached after several months of deliberation as a family and discussions with experts.”
How many animals do the Bidens own?
The Bidens are now the proud owners of one cat and two dogs, Major and Commander.
The Bidens welcomed Commander in December 2021 following Major’s relocation.
“Welcome to the White House, Commander,” Biden tweeted at the time with a photo of the new puppy with a ball in its mouth.
They previously had another German shepherd, Champ, but he tragically passed away en juin 2021.
“Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home. He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family,” le communiqué dit.
“In our most joyful moments and in our most grief-stricken days, he was there with us, sensitive to our every unspoken feeling and emotion. We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always.”
Former President Donald Trump was the first president not to have a pet in more than a century, selon Le New York Times.