Meet the newest resident of the White House.
“Commander” a welcome, furry distraction from politics has since arrived at the White House.
United States President Biden recently shared the news and some adorable photographs of the new top dog on social media.
Michael LaRosa, press secretary for first lady Jill Biden, said “Commander” who is four months old, was a birthday gift from the president’s brother and sister-in-law, James and Sara Biden. The president turned 79 on Nov. 20.
Welcome to the White House, Commander. pic.twitter.com/SUudQnPv29
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 20, 2021
The Bidens’ oldest dog, Champ, died in June at the age of 13. Major, whom they adopted as a puppy in 2018, notably became the first rescue dog to go from a shelter to the White House.
The Bidens are set to welcome another furry family member in the near future: a cat.
Rumours and reports about a potential first feline have circulated for months with the first lady saying in April that “she is waiting in the wings.” And now the time has come.
LaRosa confirms that a female cat will join the family in January.