Macron's dog pees on fireplace during on-camera meeting

Oct 24, 2017, 00:39

The Labrador-Griffon, who was bought from a rescue centre for for €250, follows a tradition for French presidents having a "first dog" after they are appointed.

French President Emmanuel Macron's dog upstaged an on-camera meeting at Elysee palace by urinating on the fireplace.

Luckily, Brune Poirson, 35, Benjamin Griveaux, 39, and Julien Denormandie, 37, the junior ministers for ecology, the economy and local government, also see the amusing side.

"Emmanuel Macron, smiling, sees what is happening:" He is doing something quite exceptional.

"I was wondering what that noise was", said one of the junior ministers. Another minister, Julien Denormandie, asked if this is something that "happens often".

Macron and his wife took Nemo from an animal shelter in August 2017.

Macron jokes: 'You've made my dog behave in a very unusual manner'.

The video capturing Nemo doing the deed on the antique fireplace has lit social media on fire.

The dog was named after Captain Nemo, the fictional hero of Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea".

Despite being the first presidential pet to come from such "humble" beginings, Nemo seems to have picked up on the protocol and is following in the footsteps of his predecessors when it comes to causing trouble at the Élysée.

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