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Bidens Share Cute Welcome Video For Newest Furry Family Member In White House
By Alexa Heah, 21 Dec 2021
Image via President Joe Biden
This festive season, the White House welcomed a new furry family member to its ranks as President Joe Biden announced that he and First Lady Jill Biden had a new puppy.
“Welcome to the White House, Commander,” Biden tweeted, together with a picture of the German Shepherd playing on the lawn.
Commander was first spotted by CNN’s Kate Bennett, who reported the dog had been seen playing on the South Lawn of the White House earlier this week. President Biden also shared a video of the pup walking into the White House, sitting by the fireplace, and fetching a tennis ball.
According to The Washington Post, the First Lady’s spokesperson, Michael LaRosa, said the puppy was a gift from Biden’s brother and sister-in-law, James and Sara Biden.
The Bidens had previously owned two other German Shepherds. The elder of the pair, Champ, died in June this year, while Major has been moved back to Delaware after attacking at least two people in the White House.
LaRosa told the newspaper that “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.”
Next year, the Bidens are expected to add a cat to the mix in January, with the First Lady hinting that one was “waiting in the wings.”
Meet the newest Biden. pic.twitter.com/JHAbH53iRk— President Biden (@POTUS) December 20, 2021
[via The Washington Post, cover image via President Joe Biden]
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