(Nation World News) — Throughout the summer, the cat willow is the boss.
On Friday, Willow’s box was seen by a member of the White House residence staff being carried to Marine One, which will carry the Rehoboth, Delaware, presidential helicopter, along with President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, who will take the cat. For the family beach house.
It’s questionable whether a cat might appreciate living by the sea, but for Willow, Rehoboth House is just one of many changes of scenery she might appreciate as a president’s pet.
“Willow often spends her weekends with the presidential family, which includes Rehoboth, Wilmington and Camp David,” First Lady’s press secretary Michael Larosa told Nation World News.
When she is not being taken away for the weekend, Willow has the privilege of visiting the White House. She is mostly confined to the second and third floors of the White House executive residence, where, according to Nation World News, Willow particularly enjoys the solarium, a light-filled space above the South Portico, where she is “far from the executive residence.” Gets more attention. Staff.” In Wilmington and Camp David, “he usually sits on the porch in the sun,” says Larosa.
Back home, Willow also loves meeting the staff working in the East Wing, taking quiet naps at the press secretary’s desk, chasing her toys in and out of offices, and generally being prepared to scratch. Once or twice, Willow has explored beyond her territory, reaching the White House Chief Administrator’s office on the main floor, just a short walk from the north entrance.
East Wing staff have a sign to tell when Willow is walking around the house, which includes a picture of her face and reads, “Willow is hanging around! Please keep these doors closed.” “
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is now occupied by Willow, a far cry from her humble beginnings as a Pennsylvania stable of cats that numbered thousands in square feet, where, during a campaign speech by Jill Biden, she was soon snubbed for first lady. was taken. It was love at first sight for Biden.
“Willow impressed Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped on stage and interrupted her remarks,” LaRosa said a few months ago. “Seeing their immediate bond, the ranch owner knew Willow must be with Dr. Biden.”
He named it Willow after his hometown, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Although it wasn’t until January that Willow moved into the White House, she enjoyed being with Biden’s acquaintances in Washington until it was time to officially induct her into the Biden household.
In December last year, the Bidens announced the arrival of Commander, a German Shepherd puppy. Willow had to wait a while for the dog’s condition to recover on its own. Champ, the Bidens’ beloved 13-year-old dog, died last June, and Major, their youngest German shepherd, had some well-documented trouble adjusting to the White House, so he was relocated with White House friends. given. ,
But like most cats, Willow doesn’t care much for dogs, although she and Commander now have a “warm and playful relationship,” according to LaRosa.
“We don’t anthropomorphize her relationship with human words like ‘boss,'” he says, before adding, “I always bet on Willow, though.”