France's first dog, Nemo.
France's first dog, Nemo. Photography ©Rex Features | AP Images.

Meet France’s First Dog, Nemo

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There’s a new occupant in the French presidential palace — a Labrador Retriever-Wirehaired Pointing Griffon mix named Nemo.

The adorable pooch carries on the tradition of French presidents having a dog. Two-year-old Nemo was adopted by current president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, from the SPA animal refuge in Hermeray. Nemo was named for Captain Nemo, the submarine commander in the Jules Verne classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, reportedly one of Macron’s favorite books.

Nemo’s first diplomatic engagement was “helping” Macron welcome President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger. There’s a really cute video of the meeting on
the internet. I can’t wait to see more of Nemo’s First-Dog duties.

Thumbnail: Photography ©Rex Features | AP Images.

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