WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the whirlwind year since the 2016 presidential election, the Pences have been through a lot, including the loss of not one, but two furry family members.
On Thursday, Second Lady Karen Pence announced on Twitter that their long-time family cat Pickle had died.
"We will all miss Pickle, our very chatty, sweet kitty of 16 years," the Second Lady posted.
We will all miss Pickle, our very chatty, sweet kitty of 16 years. pic.twitter.com/X4xx8nH6vN
— Karen Pence (@SecondLady) December 7, 2017
The Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, also posted a sweet tribute to the feline her family rescued 15 years ago.
“When we first rescued Pickle 15 years ago, she had been neglected so she was scared and mean and almost never let us hold her,” Charlotte wrote on Instagram. “When we said goodbye to her last night she was purring in our arms.”
Charlotte ended her post with a sweet goodbye to Pickle. “Rest in Peace and give your siblings lots of talking-to’s in heaven, baby.”
When we first rescued Pickle 15 years ago, she had been neglected so she was scared and mean and almost never let us hold her. When we said goodbye to her last night, she was purring in our arms. Thank you, Pickle, for teaching us about how the power of love and family can change someone. And thank you to God for bringing this one into my life to grow and adventure with me all over the country. Rest In Peace and give your siblings lots of talking-to’s in heaven, baby. ❤️
The Pences brought two cats, a snake and a bunny named "Marlon Bundo" with them when they moved from Indiana to the Vice President's Naval Observatory residence in Washington, D.C.
The Pence’s 13-year-old cat, Oreo, passed away back in June.
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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
The Pence's also lost their beagle, Maverick, a couple weeks before the 2016 elections.
Shortly after losing Oreo, the family adopted a kitten and a dog while visiting Indianapolis Father's Day weekend.
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