First Lady Jill Biden finally made good on her promise: The White House is now home to a cat.
FLOTUS shared the news on social media Friday morning.
“Meet WIllow!” she wrote, along with emoji hearts.
Meet Willow!💕 pic.twitter.com/Gl3SnsMnvW— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) January 28, 2022
The First Lady had been talking about a First Cat for almost a year — even as the Biden kept dogs as pets.
“The first lady named Willow after her hometown, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania,” Michael LaRosa, first lady Jill Biden’s spokesperson, told the media.
The 2-year-old female cat came from a farm in Pennsylvania. That’s where Dr. Biden me the frisky feline in 2020 when the kitty jumped on the stage and interrupted a speech during a campaign stop.
“Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden,” LaRosa added.
It’s not clear why Willow didn’t join the family until now — after one of the couple’s dogs died and another moved out due to some biting incidents.
In the meantime, President Joe Biden got a new German Shepherd, named Commander, late last year for his birthday.
The president is purring over the new addition.
“Welcome to the Biden family, Willow!” he tweeted.
Welcome to the Biden family, Willow! pic.twitter.com/MXLmjhNxBr— President Biden (@POTUS) January 28, 2022
Now it’s just a matter of time to see who rules 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the cat or dog.
Hopefully, they’re not fighting like, well, Democrats and Republicans.
For now, Willow has the spotlight.
But like most cats, probably doesn’t care.
A cat hasn’t lived at the White House since the George W. Bush administration.