When he was working for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. mentioned it was time for a pet to be put back in the White House.
First it was introduced that Champ and Major, the German shepherds belonging to the president-elect and the future first woman Jill Biden, would roam the White House. And now, after an absence of greater than a decade, a cat is set to additionally join the ranks of presidential pets, Jane Pauley of “CBS Sunday Morning” reported on Twitter on Friday.
In an interview with Fox 5 in Washington, Dr. Biden hinted that if her husband received the presidency, she wouldn’t thoughts getting a cat.
“I’d love to get a cat,” she mentioned. “I love having animals around the house.”
The cat’s breed and title weren’t instantly accessible. Representatives for Mr. Biden didn’t reply to a request for touch upon Saturday.
The Bidens shall be restoring a custom of presidential pets once they transfer into the White House in January, as President Trump opted not to have a pet throughout his time period. But the Bidens’ cat received’t be the first in the White House.
Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of state, William H. Seward, gave him two cats, Tabby and Dixie, mentioned Andrew Hager, historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum. Lincoln was a main “cat fan,” Mr. Hager mentioned, and the president typically fed Tabby from the dinner desk regardless of his spouse’s criticism.
Other presidential cats embody Tom Kitten, who belonged to Caroline Kennedy; Shan Shein, the siamese cat of President Gerald Ford’s daughter, Susan; and Misty Malarky Ying Yang, who belonged to President Jimmy Carter’s daughter, Amy.
Probably one of the hottest cats in the White House was Socks in the Clinton White House.
The black and white cat was the protagonist of an unreleased Super Nintendo recreation, “Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill,” and sometimes gained consideration from the information media, as he was the solely White House pet till the Clintons adopted a chocolate Lab named Buddy in 1997.