Tuesday, June 22, 2021

US President-elect Joe Biden to bring along Major & Champ to White House

US President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will bring two German Shepherds, including a rescue dog, to live with them in the White House, the first time in four years when pets are heading back to the famous Washington DC address.

Biden and Jill adopted ‘Major’ in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association after fostering it, NBC News reported. The canine will become the first rescue dog to live in the White House where it will be accompanied by the Bidens’ other German Shepherd ‘Champ’, the report said.

MUST READ  Sonia Gandhi praises Joe Biden, Kamala Harris's courage

‘Major’ was fostered by the Bidens before adoption. Hundreds of people on social media termed ‘Major’ and ‘Champ’ as ‘DOTUS — Dogs of the United States’, a play on the President’s official acronym POTUS –President of the United States.

It is believed that ‘Champ’ formerly lived at the vice presidential residence at the US Naval Observatory during Biden’s vice presidency, according to another media report, which added that ‘Champ’ was Biden’s childhood nickname bestowed upon him by his father, Joseph Sr.

MUST READ  Donald Trump becomes first US President to be impeached twice

Both the canines often appear in the social media posts of Bidens, including in various ads. Presidential pets are a tradition in the White House, although it will be the first time in four years when dogs set foot on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as President Donald Trump has no pets.

MUST READ  German advertisement addresses couch potatoes as Covid-19 heroes

Prior to Trump, former President Barack Obama owned two Portuguese water dogs ‘Bo and Sunny’, during his eight years in the White House.

Latest news

Yoga originated in Nepal, not India: Nepal PM

Nepal caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday claimed that Yoga originated in Nepal, adding that India wasn't around when Yoga started in...

21 cases of mutated covid delta variant in Maharashtra

Twenty-one cases of the Delta Plus Covid variant, the mutant version of the Delta variant that unleashed the devastating second wave of the pandemic,...

MS Dhoni in the hills with family

Former India captain MS Dhoni prefers to not be very active on social media, and since Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was suspended mid-way...

Covid vaccines running out in poorer countries: WHO

A large number of poorer countries receiving Covid-19 vaccines through a global sharing scheme do not have enough doses to continue programmes, the World...

Related news

Yoga originated in Nepal, not India: Nepal PM

Nepal caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday claimed that Yoga originated in Nepal, adding that India wasn't around when Yoga started in...

21 cases of mutated covid delta variant in Maharashtra

Twenty-one cases of the Delta Plus Covid variant, the mutant version of the Delta variant that unleashed the devastating second wave of the pandemic,...

Covid vaccines running out in poorer countries: WHO

A large number of poorer countries receiving Covid-19 vaccines through a global sharing scheme do not have enough doses to continue programmes, the World...

Euro 2020: Security guards get very handsy with scantily-clad streaker

A pitch invader advertising cryptocurrency is creating headlines across Europe after running onto the field in the middle of a Euro 2020 match. The scantily-clad...

Missing woman found dead in Victoria with her dog on her side

The body of a missing elderly woman has been found next to a burnt-out car, along with her dog who stayed by the Victorian's...

Queensland has one new Covid -19 case, opens borders with Victoria

One new case of coronavirus has been recorded in Queensland. The man, in his 60s, attended a restaurant at Ellen Grove at the same time...

Tajinderpal Toor qualifies in Shot Put for Tokyo Olympics

With a 21.49 m Shot Put throw, Tajinderpal Toor has today qualified for Tokyo Olympics after breaking his own National Record at Indian Grand...