Willow is finally in the White House!
Jill Biden on Friday shared social media photographs of the first family’s new cat — a short-haired, 2-year-old tabby she first met while campaigning for her husband Joe Biden in 2020.
“Willow made quite an impression on Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped up on the stage and interrupted her remarks during a campaign stop,” Michael LaRosa, the first lady’s press secretary, said in a statement.
Willow is now “settling into the White House with her favorite toys, treats, and plenty of room to smell and explore,” LaRosa added.
Willow, named after Jill Biden’s suburban Philadelphia hometown of Willow Grove, is the first feline to live in the White House since President George W. Bush’s cat India.
She joins Commander, a German shepherd adopted by the Bidens in December.
The Bidens’ other German shepherd, called Major, was moved away from the White House following a series of incidents. Champ, also a German Shepherd, died in June at age 13.