Vice President Mike Pence celebrated Father’s Day by welcoming two new furry friends to his family.
Pence’s wife, second lady Karen Pence, announced Sunday that the family got two new pets while on a weekend trip to their home state of Indiana: a dog named Harley and a cat named Hazel.
We welcomed a new kitten to our family during our trip back home to Indiana this weekend!Introducing: Hazel! pic.twitter.com/TWk6WeUQi6— Karen Pence (@SecondLady) June 18, 2017
And… for Father's Day, we surprised @VP with an Indiana puppy! Introducing: Harley! pic.twitter.com/ZlvNasOw9b— Karen Pence (@SecondLady) June 18, 2017
Pence’s press secretary on Monday tweeted a picture of the vice president disembarking from Air Force Two, carrying the “Second Dog.”
New Second Dog – Harley – got his first ride on Air Force Two with @VP. Next exploring the grounds & house at Vice President's Residence. pic.twitter.com/opmERCsii2— Marc Lotter (@VPPressSec) June 19, 2017
The happy additions to the family follow some tragic news: The family’s cat named Oreo died earlier this month. The family’s dog named Maverick died in October.
President Donald Trump is the first president in over 100 years to not have a dog, and only one of a handful presidents in history to not have pets in the White House.
Fortunately for fans of furry friends, the Pence family has plenty of pets. Harley and Hazel join a cat named Pickle and a rabbit named Marlon Bundo.
Bundo has a strong social media presence, with Twitter and Instagram accounts run by Pence’s daughter Charlotte. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.