“He was our constant and cherished companion for the past 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family. Even though Champ’s strength waned during his final months, when we entered a room, he would immediately stand up, his tail still wagging, and we would snuggle up against a scratched ear or a belly massage, ”the communicated.
“He loved nothing more than curling up at our feet in front of a fire at the end of the day, joining us as a heartwarming presence at meetings or sunbathing in the garden of the White House,” continued the press release. “In his youth he was happiest chasing golf balls on the Naval Observatory lawn or running to catch our grandchildren as they ran in our backyard in Delaware. “
The statement said that “in our happiest times and in our saddest days, he was there with us, sensitive to each of our unexpressed feelings and emotions.”
“We love our nice, sweet boy and will always be missed,” the statement read.
The Biden family have a younger dog, Major, whoto help him familiarize himself with life in the White House. Major has already been involved in two biting incidents on White House grounds.
Major and Champ joined the President and First Lady in the White House days after Mr. Biden’s inauguration on Jan.20, ending a four-year hiatus from the dogs that made their home at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.