Mike Pence Gets a New Puppy and Kitten for Father’s Day

The country let out a collective “awww” nine days ago, when news broke that one of Vice President Mike Pence’s family cats, Oreo, had died.


Oreo was the black-and-white cat; the other cat, Pickle, who is orange and white, is still alive. But with Oreo’s death, that left just two pets at the vice president’s residence, Pickle and Marlon Bundo, a rabbit, who has his own Instagram account.

That all changed this weekend, when the vice president and second lady Karen Pence returned to Indiana for a visit, and picked up two — yes, two — more family members. For Father’s Day, the vice president got a surprise puppy named Harley, an Australian shepherd.


And because Pickle needs a buddy, the Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, went with the second lady to a pet store to adopt a little gray kitten, named Hazel.


If you’re keeping up, the Pence family pet total now stands at four. And just hours ago, a new Instagram account popped up, @hazelnharley, with a fresh pic of Hazel curled in a ball, a snazzy white bow around her neck.

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SOURCE: CNN, Kate Bennett