- The really-anticipated White Dwelling cat is last but not least right here.
- The Bidens declared the arrival of Willow, a 2-12 months-outdated gray tabby from Western Pennsylvania.
- Jill Biden first met Willow on the campaign trail. She now joins the family’s German shepherd pet, Commander.
The extended-awaited White House cat has arrived.
Jill Biden declared on Friday morning that the Bidens have introduced residence Willow, a 2-12 months previous gray tabby from Western Pennsylvania who had a possibility come across with the to start with lady on the campaign trail.
“Willow produced quite an impression on Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped up on the stage and interrupted her remarks in the course of a campaign end,” the very first lady’s spokesman Michael LaRosa explained to The New York Times’ Katie Rogers. “Viewing their immediate bond, the operator of the farm realized that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”
—Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) January 28, 2022
“Willow is settling into the White Property with her most loved toys, treats and plenty of area to scent and explore,” LaRosa said.
Willow joins Commander, a German shepherd dog the Bidens introduced to the White Dwelling in December, after one of their longtime German shepherd companions Champ died in June at the age of 13.
The Bidens promised the American general public a White Residence cat, but Willow’s arrival was delayed by around a 12 months.
The Bidens arrived to the White House in January 2021 with their two German Shepherds, Champ and Key.
Significant, the youthful of the two canines, struggled at very first with modifying to everyday living in the White Residence and received specialised training following remaining concerned in two minimal biting incidents.
The initially woman instructed NBC’s “Today Show” in April 2021 that the cat was “waiting around in the wings” and that Big was currently being acclimated to cats. In September, however, she informed The Situations that the cat was “in foster treatment” and she was not confident whether she could “get the cat back.”
Then, the White Household introduced — alongside with Commander’s arrival in December 2021 — that the Bidens would lastly bring house the cat and would rehome Important to a different residing surroundings.
“Immediately after consulting with pet trainers, animal behaviorists, and veterinarians, the Initially Household has resolved … it would be safest for Big to live in a quieter natural environment with household close friends,” LaRosa advised The Periods in December 2021. “This is not in response to any new or unique incident, but rather a conclusion achieved following several months of deliberation as a family members and discussions with industry experts.”
The very last cat to prowl the halls of the White Property was President George W. Bush’s cat, India. The Clintons’ cat Socks was somewhat of a White Dwelling movie star, even becoming walked around the White Home grounds on a leash, but was eventually rehomed immediately after clashing with the Clintons’ black Lab Buddy.