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French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupts meeting to pee on fireplace

Macron’s dog Nemo filmed urinating in president’s office French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupts meeting to pee on fireplace
Melinda Barton | 24 October, 2017, 18:27

He's still a very good dog, but French President Emmanuel Macron's pooch Nemo drew laughs when he relieved himself in the Elysée Palace, interrupting a meeting his master was holding with three aides, the BBC reports.

French TV station TF1 captured the footage over the weekend while recording a meeting between Macron and his junior ministers regarding inner-city investment.

Brune Poirson, junior minister for ecology then quipped - "I wondered what that noise was". Macron pointed out to the group that his dog "was doing something quite exceptional".

Nemo, a black two-year-old labrador-griffin cross, is regularly photographed accompanying Macron and his wife Brigitte on official duties.

Nemo isn't the first French presidential dog to cause trouble. The Secretary of state under the Minister of the consolidation of the territories of Julien Denormandie asked how often this happens, what macron replied with a smile that this is unusual behavior provoked the dog present.

According to Mediapart, former president Nicolas Sarkozy's dogs cost the government thousands of euros after they caused massive damage to the historic furniture in the presidential home.