Dogs Return to the White House
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden made two important additions to the White House over the weekend: their dogs.
German shepherds Champ and Major moved in on Sunday. The first lady announced the big development on Twitter. ‘Champ and Major have joined us in the White House!' she wrote on Monday.
The two have quickly made their presence known. When reporters gathered Monday to watch the new president sign an executive order, Champ and Major could be heard barking outside. Photographers took videos and pictures of Champ and Major playing on the South Lawn of the White House.
Their arrival marks a return of the tradition of "first pets." Many past presidents have brought their dogs or other popular pets to the White House. Donald Trump was the first president in many years to not have a pet during his time in office.
The Bidens adopted Major from an animal shelter in their home state of Delaware in 2018. Today, Major is the first shelter rescue dog to live at the White House. Adoption supporters have celebrated the history-making canine.
At the time of his adoption, the Delaware Humane Society posted on Facebook: "Today is Major's lucky day! Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice President Joe Biden & Dr. Jill Biden!"
Major has gained national attention for a different reason, too. Late last year, then President-elect Biden broke his foot while playing with the young dog at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Champ is already used to life in the political spotlight. At 12 years old, he was a part of the family when his owners had the titles of America's vice president and second lady.
One thing both of America's top dogs might have to get used to? A cat. The Bidens said they planned to get a cat shortly after their move to the White House.
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德国牧羊犬“冠军”（Champ）和“少校”（Major）周日搬进白宫。第一夫人吉尔在推特上宣布了这一重大进展 。她周一在推特上写道：“我们跟‘冠军’和‘少校’在白宫团聚啦 。”
这两条狗很快让人们发现了它们的存在。当周一记者们聚在一起看着新总统签署行政命令时，听到了“冠军”和“少校”在外面咆哮 。摄影师拍下了“冠军”和“少校”在白宫南草坪嬉戏的视频和照片 。
它们的到来标志着“第一宠物”传统的回归。许多前任总统都将他们的狗或其它宠物带到白宫 。特朗普是多年来首位在任职期间没有养宠物的总统 。
一2018年，拜登夫妇在家乡特拉华州的一个动物收容所收养了“少校。”如今，“少校”成为了首只入主白宫的收容所救援犬 。收养支持者庆贺了这只创造历史的狗 。