It seems like Biden's pets Champ and Major have settled right in the White House's inner sanctum.
On Monday, White House photographer Adam Schultz shared a picture of President Joe Biden in the Oval Office with a pair of furry protectors. In the picture, Biden can be seen smiling and looking at the camera with his presidential pets who have been part of the family for years. It seems like Biden's pets, Champ and Major, have settled right in the White House's inner sanctum as they were seen observing meetings in addition to resting and relaxing on the rug of the Oval Office. In the picture shared by the White House Flickr account, Champ can be seen attentively taking mental notes as Biden was busy speaking with the senior advisers on February 9, reports TODAY.
Somehow, the American house feels a lot more like home these days since the arrival of the President's two German Shepards. Their presence has granted the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a feeling of warmth, something that was lacking earlier. Surely, you are aware that dogs have a very special way of connecting us to nature. And maybe Champ and Major are keeping the POTUS and his family grounded by reminding them of all the important things in life- a comforting cuddle, a nice long walk, and a satisfying belly rub.
It is quite refreshing to see the First pets as they have helped bring about a sense of normalcy that was missing when Trump was President. Apparently, Trump considers owning a pet is embarrassing and "low class," according to a report by The Atlantic. Thus, the White House has been without one during the Trump era. But thankfully, the four-year dog drought at the White House has come to an end with the arrival of Champ and Major. Now, Champ had been a part of the Biden family for over a decade after he was bought from a breeder.
President Biden named his dog after a nickname that his father used to use for him when he was growing up. As for Major, he is a recent addition to their beautiful family. The furry doggo was adopted in 2018 by the Presidential family after they fostered him from the Delaware Humane Association. Major is the second rescue and first shelter dog to live in the White House. According to The Washington Post, the Biden family decided to adopt a second puppy when Biden was Vice President to Barack Obama. The reason behind this decision was to keep an aging Champ company and on his feet while he was living at the vice-presidential residence, One Observatory Circle.
However, it didn't happen until nearly a decade later when Biden's daughter Ashley came across a social media post from the Delaware Humane Society about a litter of pups needing temporary homes. This is when the Bidens fostered one of the German Shepard pups and after eight months, they made him a permanent member of the Biden family. Now, the White House has two wagging tailed-residents who have filled the historic home with love and joy. But it seems like the partisan media cannot even let these animals go as Newsmax recently took a dig at Champ's appearance. The segment aired by the conservative news outlet is honestly embarrassing to watch as Grey Kelly criticizes the dog's shaggy appearance.
WTF? Nexmax's Greg Kelly is now attacking @POTUS' German Shepard, Champ, for being dirty and "unlike a presidential dog."— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) February 20, 2021
I would be willing to bet Champ is cleaner than Greg Kelly and most of the people who appear on his show.
What a loser.
"Did you see the dog? Doesn't he look a little, uh, a little rough? I love dogs, but this dog needs a bath and a comb and all kinds of love and care. I've never seen a dog in the White House like this," expresses Kelly before comparing the pet to former President Clinton's Labrador retriever, Buddy, and former President George H W Bush's English springer spaniel, Millie. "I remember Buddy. I remember Millie. I remember lots of dogs but not a dog who seems — I don't know. I don't know how much love and care he is getting," continues Kelly.