That stubby-legged publicity hound, Barney Bush, made his farewell White House video and graciously let the whole family appear in the opening scene of Barney Cam VII: A Red, White and Blue Christmas. Daughter Barbara Bush is sitting on the floor petting a black cat rather obsessively, but the cat’s presence is never acknowledged by anyone else, nor is it seen again until the closing credits. As usual, the video is all about the dogs.
Was that India or a stunt cat? It looks like India, but the credits bill it as “Willard the Cat.”
Since India’s facing great upheaval finding a new bed to hide under in the Bushes’ relatively puny new house in Texas, I hardly think this is a good time to be changing his name.
The Bushes always make such a fuss over Barney and Miss Beazley, I just hope they don’t forget to take India/Willie/Willard/Whatever with them when they leave Washington. On the other hand, if he could dodge Malia and her allergies, he would make a nice addition to the Obama family, and maybe even put them off getting a dog.