Pickle, one of Vice President Pence’s many furry family members, has died.
Karen Pence called Pickle a “very chatty” and “sweet kitty” in a Thursday Twitter message:
We will all miss Pickle, our very chatty, sweet kitty of 16 years. pic.twitter.com/X4xx8nH6vN— Karen Pence (@SecondLady) December 7, 2017
The death of the family cat comes less than six months after the Pences said goodbye to another cat, Oreo, which died in June at the age of 13.
Another animal, a beagle named Maverick, died last year, days before the presidential election.
The Pences have a veritable menagerie, including a dog named Harley that was a Father’s Day surprise for the VP, and a cat named Hazel.
The family’s bunny, Marlon Bundo, is set to star in a children’s book penned by the vice president’s daughter, Charlotte Pence.
An adviser to President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE reportedly said the commander in chief was “embarrassed” by Pence's decision to bring the tail-wagging family members from Indiana to Washington.
According to a report published by The Atlantic on Tuesday, the adviser said Trump told his secretary that he thought it was "low class" for the family to unleash the assortment of animals at the vice president's residence.