Biden dog poop near White House Diplomatic Room, another mishap for first family pets
"It's unclear which dog was responsible for it," according to a news report from the White House.
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One of President Biden’s two dogs – we don't know yet which one – pooped on the floor of the White House on Wednesday, according to a pool report from a CBS correspondent.
The Bidens' have two dogs, Major and Champ, and Major has been much in the news of late.
"One of Biden's dogs pooped on the floor, per pool," CBS White House reporter Kathryn Watson tweeted. "Champ and Major were spotted in the hallway outside the Palm Room doors in front of the Diplomatic Room. There was dog poo on the floor. It's unclear which dog was responsible for it," she wrote, apparently quoting from a report filed by the "pool" – a small group of reporters that attends events, then files reports for other journalists.
Major, a rescue dog, on was reportedly involved earlier this week in a second biting incident, but this one required medical attention.
The incident involved a National Park Service employee and occurred Monday afternoon on the White House South Lawn afternoon reported CNN, citing two people with knowledge of the incident.
The employee was working at the time and needed to stop for treatment from the White House medical unit, the cable TV network also reported.
First lady Jill Biden's press secretary, Michael LaRosa, confirmed the report with CNN: "Yes, Major nipped someone on a walk. Out of an abundance of caution, the individual was seen by WHMU and then returned to work."
Major, a 3-year-old German shepherd, was adopted from a shelter by the Bidens in 2018.
Earlier this month, Major was involved in another biting incident.
Major and the first family dog, 13-year-old Champ, afterward were temporarily taken back to the Biden home in Delaware.
The media has fawned over the dogs after four years of a dog-less White House during former President Trump's term. Shortly after Biden won the White House, the Associated Press wrote a fluff piece headlined, "It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House."
"In a few weeks, Major, fellow German shepherd Champ and the TBD feline are expected to make the move to the White House. Presidential pets provide their owners with a source of comfort, entertainment, occasional drama and generally good PR," the wire service reported.
Before that incident, the first lady had already made excuses for the dogs.
"They have to take the elevator, they’re not used to that, and they have to go out on the South Lawn with lots of people watching them. So that's what I've been obsessed with, getting everybody settled and calm," she said in February on "The Kelly Clarkson Show."
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