Emmanuel Macron embarrassed a lot when his dog Nemo allowed himself an awful thing during the meeting with the ministers in president’s office. On Saturday, the two-year-old dog just urinated on the fireplace, and that moment was filmed.
All French presidents like dogs, the current leader Macron knows the value of a photogenic dog at the Élysée Palace. His black labrador Nemo came from a rescue centre to the palace, probably, the two-year-old animal hasn’t yet aware of the protocol. The video when Nemo is urinating and the top officials have to watch it gone viral.
Earlier, Nemo wasn’t noticed in such embarrassing situations, the dog even standing to attention on the palace steps to welcome Niger’s president, Mahamadou Issoufou. After such comic incident with the urinating in the presidential office, Nemo brought a whole new meaning to the term presidential leaks this weekend.
In the footage for the channel TF1, three junior ministers are in Macron’s ornate office talking to the president about inner-city investment when Nemo relieves himself behind them. Macron and the ministers look on helpless until the dog finishes.
“I wondered what that noise was,”
says the junior minister for ecology, Brune Poirson, who had been talking when the dog began relieving itself.
“Does that happen often?”
asks Julien Denormandie, a junior minister. Macron laughs and continues with the meeting.
“You have sparked a totally unusual behaviour in my dog,”
The film does not show who clears up the mess.
Dogs at Élysée Palace
The dogs are an inevitable part of French presidents, but their animals aren’t always at ease with the lifestyle at the Élysée Palace. Nicolas Sarkozy’s dogs caused so much damage gnawing the edges of historic furniture that thousands of euros of restoration work was needed after Sarkozy’s departure.
Jacques Chirac’s miniature white maltese, Sumo, was banished by the ex-president after becoming so depressed about leaving the Élysée Palace to move into a flat that he began routinely savaging his master. Time will show how long will stay Nemo at the Élysée Palace and how bad would that pet’s behaviour.