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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:04 AM

Biden's to get a cat to watch over their dogs

The Bidens first confirmed in late November to CBS News that they were planning to welcome a cat. Jill Biden teased the news in September, prior to her husband's election, during an interview with Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., saying, "Id love to get a cat. I love having animals around the house."

While Major and Champ are the first dogs to live in the White House since the Obamas' Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny, it's been since George W. Bush was in office that a cat prowled the premises. The Bush daughters named their family cat India. Jimmy Carter's daughter also had a Siamese cat named Misty Malarky Ying Yang, and Bill Clinton and his family had a cat named Socks. Major Biden is the first rescue dog ever to live in the White House

https://www.today.com/pets/bidens-say-new-cat-will-move-white-house-soon-t216898

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Reply Biden's to get a cat to watch over their dogs (Original post)
packman Apr 30 OP
Bayard Apr 30 #1
brooklynite Apr 30 #2
Brother Buzz Apr 30 #5
maxsolomon Apr 30 #11
calimary Apr 30 #12
Midnight Writer Apr 30 #14
Throck Apr 30 #3
Ka-Dinh Oy Apr 30 #6
Ka-Dinh Oy Apr 30 #4
NewDayOranges Apr 30 #7
Deminpenn Apr 30 #9
lame54 Apr 30 #8
CountAllVotes Apr 30 #10
calimary Apr 30 #13
BobTheSubgenius Apr 30 #15
Throck Apr 30 #16
BobTheSubgenius May 1 #17
Throck May 1 #18
BobTheSubgenius May 2 #19

Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:11 AM

1. Gotta love animal lovers!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:20 AM

2. What respectable cat wants to be called "Misty Malarky Ying Yang"?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:48 AM

5. Um, I understand Malarky made it to the short list for the First Cat's name

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:45 PM

11. Cats DGAF

Most acquire multiple names during their runs.

Ironic that a WH cat was named Malarky 45 years ago and its one of Biden's catch-phrases now.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:34 PM

12. Kid must have done it. When I was younger, we had a cat

named Omega Double Cheeseburger after a local burger joint we liked. We found him huddled close under the wheel of the car where wed get burgers. Teeeeeeny kitten, abandoned, lost, looking for warmth. I didnt notice him down there and almost stepped on him as I started to climb back into the car. Thank goodness I spotted him in time!!!

Soon enough, we were calling him Dub, for short. And the name stuck for a lifetime.

We STILL miss him, 30-some-odd years later.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:38 PM

14. Cats are perfectly happy not responding to any name they are given.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:44 AM

3. Careful. Cats are secret covert evil overlords.

Attention span of a Republican.

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Response to Throck (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:49 AM

6. Would the cat be their version of trump?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:47 AM

4. Nothing better than to shove a naughty dog into a room full of cats.

I have this vision of Major sitting in the middle of the room with 20 cats circling him as the trainer says "Now, that will teach him self control."

Yeah, I realize full well that it is not done like that but the image came to mind.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:22 PM

7. I thought the Bidens already had a cat named Winston!

So, who in the hell is Winston?🤔

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:28 PM

9. Their grand-cat

Winston belongs to one of Biden's granddaughters, but can't remember which one. He is currently "de facto" official WH cat. He will lose that designation once the Biden's get their own cat.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:27 PM

8. I hear the NY robot dog is free

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:37 PM

10. Sage advice from Samuel Langhorne Clemens

A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime -- Mark Twain



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:35 PM

13. ... and sometimes invent a few more besides.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:49 PM

15. Cats can be great pets.

I hope she gets what she wants; she sure deserves it.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:53 PM

16. Cats think humans are great pets.

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Response to Throck (Reply #16)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:38 AM

17. LOL* That's true.

I think being venerated in ancient Egypt is more than a nostalgic genetic memory for them.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #17)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:35 PM

18. My wife says cats think of humans as staff.

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Response to Throck (Reply #18)

Sun May 2, 2021, 02:40 PM

19. And look at the recompense we are offered.

Simple acknowledgement is high praise.

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