Rest in peace Oreo. You touched a lot of hearts in your little life. Our family will miss you very much. pic.twitter.com/0Ar9Sr5kpz
— Karen Pence (@SecondLady) June 10, 2017
Oreo was one of the several animals who lived with the Pence family at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. Pickles the cat and Instagram star bunny Marlon Bundo also joined the Pences when they moved from Indiana to the Nation’s Capital.
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) January 9, 2017
Last year, just before the election, the Pences lost their 13-year-old beagle, Maverick.
Heavy hearts today. Our beagle of 13 years passed away quietly last night. Rest In Peace, Maverick. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/JPnFvsHB3Y
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 26, 2016
The history of pets owned by the President and Vice President is a storied one. Besides the usual dogs and cats, silkworms, alligators, donkeys, possums, horses, bears, roosters, and even hippos have lived with the Executive families.
We’re all pet lovers here at TPI and understand that losing a beloved pet is losing a family member. You can always get a new pet, but the memories you make with a companion that has passed on never truly go away. We’ll be thinking about the Pences and their pets during this difficult time.
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