Welcoming the Biden Family’s New Cat, Willow, to the White House · The Wildest

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Introducing Willow, the First Cat of the White House

Join our petition to have the National Anthem amended to “one nation, under Willow.”

by Avery Felman
January 28, 2022
the president's cat Willow on a red bed
Courtesy of Erin Scott / White House

The Biden family has a newly adopted Tabby, whom they’ve named Willow after Jill Biden’s hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. When the first lady was on the campaign trail back in 2020, Willow hopped on stage, effectively interrupting one of her speeches at a local farm. It’s said that Willow’s previous owner knew she belonged with the FLOTUS and her family after witnessing the instant connection they shared during that special encounter. There hasn’t been a cat in the White House since President Bush’s cat, India, back in 2001. We couldn’t be more elated to welcome Willow as our new First Cat and will promptly be petitioning to have the National Anthem amended to “one nation, under Willow.”

Avery, editor at The Wildest, and her cat, Chicken

Avery Felman

Avery is a writer and producer. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her reading, practicing her Greek on Duolingo, and delving into the Sex and the City discourse. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their cat, Chicken, who rules with an iron fist.