Bidens welcome their highly anticipated White House cat, a 2-year-old tabby named Willow

Bidens welcome their highly anticipated White House cat, a 2-year-old tabby named Willow

2022-01-28 05:58:00 PM

Bidens welcome their highly anticipated White House cat, a 2-year-old tabby named Willow

Willow, who had a chance encounter with Jill Biden during a Pennsylvania campaign stop, joins the family's new German shepherd puppy, Commander.

that the cat was"waiting in the wings" and that Major was being acclimated to cats. In September, however, she told The Times that the cat was"in foster care" and she wasn't sure whether she could"get the cat back." 

Then, the White House announced — along with Commander's arrival in December 2021 — that the Bidens would finally bring home the cat and would rehome Major to a different living environment. "After consulting with dog trainers, animal behaviourists, and veterinarians, the First Family has decided … it would be safest for Major to live in a quieter environment with family friends," LaRosa told The Times in December 2021."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." 

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told NBC's"Today Show" in April 2021 that the cat was"waiting in the wings" and that Major was being acclimated to cats. In September, however, she told The Times that the cat was"in foster care" and she wasn't sure whether she could"get the cat back."  Then, the White House announced — along with Commander's arrival in December 2021 — that the Bidens would finally bring home the cat and would rehome Major to a different living environment.  "After consulting with dog trainers, animal behaviourists, and veterinarians, the First Family has decided … it would be safest for Major to live in a quieter environment with family friends," LaRosa told The Times in December 2021."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."  The last cat to prowl the halls of the White House was President George W. Bush's cat, India. The Clintons' cat Socks was somewhat of a White House celebrity, even being walked around the White House grounds on a leash, but was eventually rehomed after clashing with the Clintons' black Lab Buddy. Get the best of our site