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An 'indoguration' is being held to celebrate the arrival of the first ever rescue dog in the White House.
In case you somehow don't know yet, Joe Biden is due to be inaugurated on 20 January, and he will be bringing his pooches Champ and Major with him.
This is Major and Champ. They are the dogs of @JoeBiden and @DrBiden. Champ has already been to the White House, but Major hasn't yet. Champ can't wait to show him around. Both 14/10 would be an honor to pet pic.twitter.com/Zwqmx7X6FB- WeRateDogs:registered: (@dog_rates) November 7, 2020
The latter was adopted in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association (DHA), and the shelter has planned a special 'indoguration' to mark the German Shepherd's historic move to the presidential abode.
The Zoom event claims it will be the 'world's largest virtual party for dogs' - a claim I cannot verify but will quite happily believe.
It will take place on Sunday 17 January at 3pm EST (8pm GMT) and will raise funds for the shelter.
A post about the event on the DHA Facebook page read: "We've got big, happy news to round out your week!!!
"Delaware Humane Association & Pumpkin Petcare invite you & your pup to the world's largest virtual party for dogs in honor of Major Biden's Indoguration!"
It continued: "Zoom in with our host, the Today Show's Jill Martin, and special guest Beaux and Paws by Sir Darius Brown on Sunday, January 17 at 3pm EST.
"Let's celebrate the first-ever shelter pup to become First Dog and raise $$$ to help more shelter animals like Major live the American Dream! All donations support us at DHA directly!"
You can find out more about the event here.
Under Trump's tenure, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been a pet-free zone for the first time since James K. Polk was president from 1845 to 1849.
Let's put dogs back in the White House. pic.twitter.com/7pBihksfXT- Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020
Biden's win was historic for an arguably even more significant reason - namely 'cause it means his running mate Kamala Harris will become the first woman to be vice president.
In her first speech as vice president-elect, she said: "While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last."
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