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Major Biden Will Have to Contend With a White House Cat

One ubiquitous rumor has swirled the Biden White House for the entirety of his presidency—will the Bidens actually get the cat they promised us? This weekend, President and Dr. Biden confirmed that, indeed, the cat is coming.

The First Couple spoke with NBC’s Craig Melvin, who was not afraid to ask the tough questions—namely demanding that the Bidens address their feline pet, or lack thereof. “She is waiting in the wings,” responded Dr. Biden.

The President denied that the cat was his idea and the couple were cagey about when the new pet would arrive. However, feline lovers can rejoice

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Joe Biden’s dogs, Champ and Major, have returned to the White House

Champ and Major are out of the doghouse and back in the White House.

President Joe Biden’s two dogs have returned to his side after a stay at the president’s Delaware home, a previously-scheduled trip that came after Major “nipped” the hand of a Secret Service agent earlier this month.

The boys are back! President Joe Biden’s dogs, Champ and Major, have returned to the White House. Adam Schultz / White House

Michael LaRosa, the press secretary for first lady Jill Biden, confirmed to NBC News that the family’s two German shepherds have been back in the White House for

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Major problem in the White House: What’s eating the Biden’s dog?

Is Major a Good Boy? The answer holds no bearing on the future of our republic, but to the extent that the first family reflects the American experience, and owning dogs and being vexed by their behavior is a hallmark of American life, we in the Style section decided it was worth gnawing on, briefly, before sniffing our way to something more pressing.

To begin with, we tried asking Mark Tobin, the president’s dog trainer. A former police officer and K-9 coordinator in Delaware, Tobin trained both Biden dogs. He had been game to talk about

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Joe Biden’s dog Major deserves a chance

Many dogs show incredible resilience and a capacity to love despite previous neglect and abuse. Boo Boo, a senior dachshund dumped at a shelter with a 3.2 lb. tumor, bounced back after surgery and now loves running and meeting new friends.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary used positive training methods to rehabilitate 22 pit bulls rescued from Michael Vick’s infamous dogfighting ring. When Layla, one of the last “Vicktory dogs,” died at the ripe old age of 15 ½, I spoke to her grieving adopter. She told me the American Staffordshire terrier passed the Canine Good Citizen test and volunteered in

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Biden’s German Shepherd Major in dog house a second time for nipping someone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden’s rescue dog Major nipped an individual on White House grounds, a spokesman said on Tuesday, the second such incident involving the younger of Biden’s two German Shepherds.

Earlier this month, Major bit a security staff member, according to media reports. The incident caused a “minor injury,” a White House spokeswoman said at the time.

“Major is still adjusting to his new surroundings and he nipped someone while on a walk,” Michael LaRosa, a spokesman for first lady Jill Biden, said of Monday’s incident.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the individual was seen by (the

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‘Major’ Biden Will Be the First Shelter Dog in the White House

Six months into his bid for the presidency, Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his position on pets abundantly clear.

“Some Americans celebrate #NationalCatDay, some celebrate #NationalDogDay,” he wrote in a tweet. “President Trump celebrates neither. It says a lot. It’s time we put a pet back in the White House.”

In January, when President-elect Biden moves into the White House, a bit of normalcy will be restored to the nation’s highest office: He and his wife, Jill Biden, are expected to be joined by their two German shepherds, Champ, 12, and Major, 2.

The news has been applauded by

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