WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have finally added the long-promised cat to their pet family.
Her name is Willow and she is a 2 year old green-eyed, gray and white farm cat from Pennsylvania.
“Villou is staying at the White House with lots of his favorite toys, treats, and places to smell and explore,” said First Lady spokeswoman Michael LaRosa.
Jill Biden said she would bring a kitten to the White House after Joe Biden was elected in November 2020, but her arrival was delayed. Last month, the White House said the cat would arrive in January.
The first lady named it Willow in honor of her hometown, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
According to LaRosa, the short-haired doctor made a big impression on Jill Biden after she jumped on stage during the 2020 Pennsylvania election campaign and stopped speaking.
“Seeing their direct contact, the farm owner knew Willow belonged to Dr. Biden,” he said.
There is no cat living in the White House since India, where President George W. Bush has a cat.
Villou Commander added that German Shepherd puppy Joe Biden was presented in December as a birthday present by the president’s brother, James Biden, and his wife, Sarah.
In front of the Biden commander, there were two more German shepherds, Champ and Major, in the White House.
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But the 3-year-old rescue dog began behaving aggressively after the Mayor arrived in January 2021, including several bites. The White House major said he was still adjusting to his new home, and he was sent to Bidens’ home in Delaware for training.
After consulting with dog trainers, animal behaviorists and veterinarians, Biden decided to follow the team’s recommendations and send the mayor to live in a more peaceful environment with family friends, LaRosa said last month.
Champ died in June at the age of 13.