The First kitty, Willow, is having the loveliest of holidays in the White House. It’s a winter wonderland, and she is behaving just like any other cat would amid so many beautifully decorated trees.
However, most cats wouldn’t have 98 Christmas trees decking the halls! The overall theme for the holiday decor this year is reliving childhood “magic, wonder, and joy.”
Now, we can also see the wonder through the eyes of the cute tabby cat.
Willow in a White House Winter Wonderland
Joanna Zelman from The Dodo shared the ameowzing moment she met Willow and her mom, First Lady Jill Biden at the White House. After an initial chase, Willow became Joanna’s playful tour guide through the decked-out State Dining Room, The East Room, and The Red Room.
The State Dining Room has a Santa’s workshop theme, complete with elves and their workbenches, stools, and ladders. It’s also home to the annual Gingerbread House, made of nearly 200 pounds of gingerbread, icing, and chocolate.
It’s all fascinating to Willow, who watched attentively as Joanna opened the Advent Calendar.
Video by AP News shows the holiday transformation in the People’s House:
Willow Meets a Look-Alike Decoration
With all those decorations, the cute tabby couldn’t resist rolling around and scratching at the snowy decor. But compared to some kitties we know, she is showing remarkably good behavior really.
Image, if you will, what Marmalade would do given all those trees and decorations! Here’s a hint below:
“How cats see Christmas trees! ” from Cole and Marmalade.
“Let’s not do that. This is the White House, behave,” joked Joanna.
The kitty was most curious about one decoration, a plush kitty look-alike.
You can spot decor featuring Willow and German Shepherds.
In one scene, The First Lady sat with Willow, a former barn cat, under a Christmas tree. Together, they opened a gift for the playful kitty.
Video by The Dodo:
Barn Cat Turned First Kitty
As we shared in 2022, Willow appeared at a farm in Volant, Pennsylvania and sat right in front of Jill Biden, tail standing tall, while she was giving a speech two years earlier. She may have grown up in a barn, but this cute cat was incredibly friendly and attentive from the get-go.
“It was amazing, really,” said the First Lady, recalling the moment three years ago. “She came to one of my speeches in a barn; she came and sat on the chair and listened to the speech.”
The funny moment sparked laughter and was so memorable that the First Lady inquired about adopting her. It seemed meant to be, and the kitty came home, receiving a new name after Willow Grove, PA, the First Lady’s hometown.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all from the team at Cole and Marmalade! May you find many moments of joy and wonder with each other and your furry family members.