Willow, the cat, is a 2-year-old, green-eyed, gray and white farm cat from Pennsylvania and she’s settling into the White House, per The Associated Press.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden finally added the long-promised cat to their family of pets.
- “Willow is settling into the White House with her favorite toys, treats, and plenty of room to smell and explore,” said Michael LaRosa, the first lady’s spokesperson.
- Jill Biden took to Twitter to share photos of the cat.
The cat made quite the impression on the first lady in 2020 when she jumped up on stage and interrupted her remarks during a campaign stop.
- “Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden,” said Michael LaRosa, the first lady’s press secretary, per The New York Times.
Willow is named after Jill Biden’s hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
- After Biden was elected into office, the first lady said they would bring a kitty to the White House but her arrival has been full of delays.
- The cat will be joining Commander, a German shepherd puppy which was a gift to the president from his brother James Biden and his wife, Sara.
Per Axios, the last time a cat lived in the White House was India during President George W. Bush’s administration.