Kelly Clarkson, the long-time dog lover, received an official introduction to this country’s First Dogs.
The country superstar and talk-show host met Champ and Major Biden, the two German Shepherds who live in the White House with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
Clarkson interviewed Jill Biden, Wednesday. Clarkson landed the first interview with Jill Biden from the White House. And as part of the interview, Jill Biden gave Kelly Clarkson a tour of the people’s house. And of course, that meant a meeting with the couple’s two dogs, who were hanging out on the southern lawn.
Clarkson posted a short video clip to her Twitter feed Thursday, showing her meeting with the two handsome dogs.
Kelly Clarkson Gave Cuddles To Major Biden
Henry, of course, is a beloved member of the Kelly Clarkson family. But he wasn’t there for the interview with Jill Biden, otherwise, he would’ve made for some fun canine antics.
Clarkson, who sang at the 2013 inauguration for Barack Obama, seemed thrilled at meeting the dogs. Major trotted over to her. And Clarkson was happy to give him some love.
The two German Shepherds are the first two canines to live in the White House since Bo and Sunny Obama, the Portuguese Water Dogs. Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, did not have any pets during their time in the White House.
Kelly Clarkson, in her research, knew that Major is the youngest of the two First Dogs. He’s two. The Bidens adopted him from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018. Patrick Carroll, the executive director of the Delaware organization, praised the Bidens for showcasing Major’s status as a rescue dog.
“Indoguration” Held In Major’s Honor
Carroll told the New York Times that Major “shows the real possibilities for what could happen for all the great dogs who need homes out there.” The Delaware group hosted an “indoguration” and raised more than $200,000 to help the animals they rescue.
However, Major isn’t the first rescue dog to live in the White House. Luci Baines Johnson adopted an abandoned dog named Yuki when her father Lyndon Johnson was president. Plus, Socks Clinton was a rescue cat who lived in the White House in the 1990s.
As Major got cuddles from Kelly Clarkson, Jill Biden walked over to Champ. He’s the handsome senior dog who used to visit the Obamas at the White House when Joe Biden was vice president. Joe Biden got Champ in Pennsylvania in 2008. The Biden grandkids named him “Champ” as a nod to family history. Joe Biden’s father used to say “Any time you get knocked down, champ, get up!”
Any White House Spot Off Limits For the Dogs?
Kelly Clarkson, like a good dog mom, asked if there were any spots in the White House the pets weren’t allowed.
Jill Biden said: “They are not allowed on the furniture. Of course, Major, I caught him on the couch the other day, but he quickly jumped down. They run all over, which is so nice. It’s a beautiful lawn. Look at the view we have.”
When Kelly Clarkson and Jill Biden finished the tour, Clarkson raved “It feels like I’m in a movie.”
Jill Biden said “I feel like that every day.”