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Dog-loving Biden White House gets first cat

White House gets a cat: The political pussycat is a short-haired tabby named Willow, a spokesman for Jill Biden said Friday.

January 28, 2022 / 08:38 PM IST
Pictures posted by Jill Biden on Twitter showed the cat prowling in the White House. (Photo: Jill Biden/Twitter)

Pictures posted by Jill Biden on Twitter showed the cat prowling in the White House. (Photo: Jill Biden/Twitter)

The dog-loving Bidens have finally fulfilled a key White House pledge -- they got a cat.

The political pussycat is a short-haired tabby named Willow, a spokesman for Jill Biden said Friday. Pictures posted by the first lady on Twitter showed the gray-and-white-striped pet prowling in the red-carpeted splendor of the presidential residence.

It was the kind of soft, even cuddly Friday news the White House might need in these days of tension with Russia, soaring inflation and a stubborn, if receding, Covid-19 pandemic.

"We're waiting for a bad news day," Press Secretary Jen Psaki joked back in June about going through with the long-expected cat plan. "If you see a tail wagging coming out of the briefing room, you'll know something bad is about to happen."