Bidens welcome puppy to White House, announce plans for cat

The Biden White House is planning for a new addition or two.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden announced that they will soon be welcoming a new dog and cat to the executive mansion.

“A quieter environment with family friends”

As The Hill reported, the news comes after the Bidens lost their two German Shepherds. Champ died earlier this year and Major was sent away after exhibiting aggressive behavior at the White House.

After multiple biting incidents, a spokesperson for the first lady noted that in accordance with expert recommendations, the Bidens determined “that it would be safest for Major to live in a quieter environment with family friends.”

The next puppy to be introduced into the White House is said to be a purebred German Shepherd named Commander, who was a gift from the president’s brother and sister-in-law James and Sara Biden.

Commander could be an attempt to fill the void created by the death of Champ, who was by all accounts a well-behaved and beloved pet.

“I don’t even know whether I can get the cat back”

The president also posted a short video clip in which he can be seen playing fetch with the pup and welcoming Commander to his new home.

Sources indicate a female cat is expected to join the Biden family early next year. The first lady addressed her intention to get a cat earlier this year but revealed in September that the process was delayed when Major failed to make the behavioral adjustments needed to thrive in the busy and frantic White House.

“The cat is still being fostered with somebody who loves the cat,” she said at the time. “I don’t even know whether I can get the cat back at this point.”

Adding two new pets might lift the first family’s spirits, it is unlikely to distract the American people from the president’s increasingly unpopular agenda. From inflation to foreign policy to the pandemic, Biden’s approval rating continues a steep decline that has largely defined his first year in the White House.

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