Bidens to bring a new cat with them to the White House along with their two German Shepherds Major and Champ
- When the Bidens move into the White House in less than two months, they will be bringing a cat with them
- The Bidens already have two German shepherds, Major and Champ, who will also be coming with them to the White House
- Recent cats in the White House have included Willie, a pet of the Bushes, and Socks, the Clintons’ cat
- Donald Trump has not had a pet during his presidency
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will be taking a new cat with them when they move into the White House in January.
The Bidens already have two German shepherds, named Major and Champ, who are shoo-ins to join the First Family at the White House.
And CBS Sunday Morning reports that the new First Family will also be getting a cat to join them in the Residence.
‘President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House. The Bidens tell us exclusively that soon they’ll be joined by a cat. #sundaypets,’ the news show posted on Twitter.
It’s not clear if the cat will be purchased or adopted, or if they plan to get it before or after inauguration day.
The Biden Family loves dogs and will be bringing German shepherds Champ and Major with them to the White House
Jill Biden, pictured whith her dog Champ, will be bringing a cat to the White House
Joe Biden with Major, who was adopted two years ago
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has resisted any plans to bring a pet into the White House. He was the first president in decades not to have a pet in the White House.
Prior to Trump, Barack Obama kept two Portuguese water dogs in the White House, Bo and Sunny.
But while his recent predecessors have avoided cats, Biden’s new pet will not be the first First Feline to grace the White House.
Abraham Lincoln’s cat Tabby was the first cat to shack up in the White House on a permanent basis.
And there have been plenty of presidents who have kept cats at the White House recently.
Gerald Ford had a cat named Shan, although it technically belonged to his daughter.
And Jimmy Carter had Misty Malarky Ying Yang, Bill Clinton had Socks, and George W. Bush had India ‘Willie’ Bush.
Bill Clinton had Socks the Cat when he was in the White House, with Socks making prominent appearances in many photos around the residence
The Carters also had a cat, Misty, which daughter Amy is seen holding here
The most recent cat to occupy the White House is Willie, who belonged to the Bushes and made sure to attend Jenna Bush’s wedding in May 2008
In the lead-up to the election, the Biden campaign posted an ad on Twitter showing a wide range of cats supporting the effort to get Biden elected.
It was one of the more popular (and cute) ads of the campaign season, racking up 3.4 million views and over 212,000 likes on Twitter.