The soon-to-be first pet is being honored with a virtual "indoguration" celebration on Jan. 17, courtesy of the Delaware Humane Association — the shelter President-elect Joe Biden got him from.
That means inauguration day is as big a deal for Major as it is for his owners, Joe and Jill: Along with older brother Champ, Major will be ascending to the highest canine office in the land, First Dog. To celebrate, the shelter from which the Bidens adopted Major, the Delaware Humane Association, will be holding their own livestreamed inauguration event on January 17: Major Biden's Indoguration Party.
President-elect Joe Biden's two German shepherds, Champ and Major, showed off their opposite personalities in a sweet video montage that shows the two canines getting into the holiday spirit."No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas," Biden wrote alongside the festive video.
Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House with, of all things, a cat.
Delaware Humane Association / FacebookOfficials initially believed the president-elect twisted his ankle, and his personal physician, Kevin O’Connor, said later that Biden had sprained his right foot and X-rays did not appear to show “obvious” bone fractures.
"President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House,” a Friday evening tweet from CBS Sunday Morning read.President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House.
The Biden family includes two German shepherds: Major, a young rescue dog, and Champ, who lived at One Observatory Circle in Washington with them during Barack Obama’s administration, when Biden served as vice-president.
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, are preparing to move into the White House in January, and their dogs, Major and Champ, will join them, marking a significant first for animal lovers.
According to a poll of over 10,000 households, conducted by the charity Cats Protection , the majority of cat owners see their pets as “great companions".The first annual Cats and their Stats (CATS) report, described by the charity as “the first comprehensive picture of owned cats in the UK”, delved into a range of aspects of cat ownership, from the benefits to owners, to the health of cats and popular names.
What’s more, the research confirmed that pets have a positive impact on our mental health, with a staggering 99% of dog owners and 96% of cat owners saying they think this the case for them.
According to researchers, who studied the behaviours of more than 13,000 pet dogs in Finland, 72.5 per cent of the pups exhibit traits such as noise sensitivity, fearfulness, fear of surfaces and heights, inattention/impulsivity, compulsion, separation-related behaviour, or aggression.
Annually the prestigious dog show is organised by The Kennel Club, which is also the major body responsible for the naming and registering of pedigree dogs.But for a purebred dog to be considered pedigree, the dog must be registered by an organisation such as The Kennel Club.
George was rescued by volunteers (Picture: North News & Pictures)A Jack Russell terrier is lucky to be alive after tumbling 40ft onto rocks from the top of a cliff.Phil, who was with his three-year-old daughter Evie, called for help from the coastguard after realising he could not rescue George himself.
Photograph: William Wegman/Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York Three major shows this year serve as a testament to Wegman’s restless and endlessly inventive career: the wide-ranging career survey Outside In at the Shelbourne Museum in Vermont; Being Human at Masi Lugano in Switzerland, which is on until 6 January 2020; and a stall at the Frieze Masters in London, which focuses on his early conceptual pieces, and closes today.
"Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact," students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone," said Patricia Pendry, Associate Professor at Washington State University.
In a statement, Anderson Moores, who are based in Winchester, Hampshire, close to one of the major hotspots for cases, said: “We are in the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV and although this disease remains rare, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions and sores.
Fiona the hippo is celebrating her weight gain over the holidays. The Cincinnati Zoo's resident celebrity has hit the 1,000-pound milestone, which is a long way from the mere 29 pounds she weighed after being born prematurely in January 2017. She weighed 650 pounds when she celebrated her first birthday back in January.