The tiny tortoiseshell cat was announced as an official family member the next day. She goes by Jenny for short.
Ilina Ewen, chief of staff to North Carolina first lady Kristin Cooper, told ABC News the "cuddly and affectionate" kitten is "fitting in well" in her new home.
Jenny has been scheduled to get her shots and has been checked out out by a veterinarian. She also got a bath to get rid of fleas, Ewen told ABC News.
The kitten joins a dog named Benjamin, a black cat named Alexei and a long-haired cat named Adelaide.