Something light for a change. . . the Bidens are getting a cat. We’ve already learned about their two German shepherds Champ and Major, delighting those of us who love animals. The thought of three pets in the White House is almost dizzying considering how deprived we’ve been these last four years.
Would it have made a difference to watch Donald Trump head towards Air Force One with a golden retriever by his side? Or see him in the Oval Office with a tabby cat curled at his feet? Probably not, but we might have smiled now and then instead of feeling anxious every time he spoke. After all, even Richard Nixon had Checkers (and, as it turns out, Vicky, Pasha, and King Timahoe).
But better days are ahead. Joe’s one of us, whether we prefer dogs or cats. His choice of both echoes his calls for unity, and here’s a way for us to get along. For as George Eliot said, “Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”