Only those people who have ever opened their hearts and homes to dogs know what unconditional love is. Owning a dog must be one of the best things there are because they teach us responsibility, friendship, and offer plenty of fun time.
When President Biden won the elections, one thing that caught people’s attention was his two dogs who got to live at the White House together with him and his wife Jill Biden.
The dogs even appeared in the campaign’s promotional videos, and people loved the fact that the Bidens have been huge animal lovers.
Unfortunately, very recently, Joe and Jill announced that their German Shepherd of 13 years, Champ, died of old age.
“Our hearts are heavy tonight as we notify you that Champ, our beloved German Shepherd, died quietly at home. For the previous 13 years, he was our constant, beloved companion and the entire Biden family adored him,” the couple posted.
“He liked nothing more at the end of the day than curling up at our feet in front of a fire, joining us as a soothing presence in meetings, or sunbathing himself in the White House garden,” the Bidens said.
“He was most content chasing golf balls on the Naval Observatory’s front lawn or attempting to capture our grandchildren as they played through our Delaware backyard.”
Champ was by his human family’s side through their most joyful and most bereaved days.
Sadly, Champ’s health started deteriorating due to old age. Yet, he never stopped being happy whenever his humans were by his side and he never stopped wagging his tail.
Champ was adopted when he was just a month old puppy from a litter at a Spring City, Pennsylvania breeder. It was the Bidens’ grandchildren who named the dog Champ.
The family owns another dog, Major, whom Joe Biden adopted from the Delaware Humane Association in November 2018 to keep Champ company.
“Our hearts are heavy tonight as we inform you that Champ, our beloved German Shepherd, died quietly at home.” He was our constant, cherished friend for the last 13 years, and the entire Biden family adored him.
“Even as Champ’s power faded in his final months, he would promptly pull himself up, tail wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub.
“He wanted to be wherever we were, and everything felt better when he was nearby. Nothing made him happier than cuddling up at our feet in front of a fire at the end of the day, joining us in meetings as a calming presence, or sunbathing himself in the White House garden.”
“He was most happy chasing golf balls on the front lawn of the Naval Observatory or rushing to catch our grandchildren as they ran through our Delaware backyard.
“He was with us in our happiest and worst times, attentive to every unspoken sensation and emotion. We adore our cute, lovely boy and will never forget him.”
Losing a dog means losing a member of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Biden family.
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