Macron's dog Nemo caught relieving himself on Elysee Palace fireplace

PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government when he urinated against a fireplace in the Elysee Palace. 

French TV channel LCI on Sunday broadcast the incident, which was caught on video in a gilded and chandeliered room in the presidential palace.

When Macron realized his black Labrador-Griffon mix had just relieved himself nearby, he told the ministers that the dog "was doing something quite exceptional."

Asked by one if it happened often, Macron laughed and told him: "You have triggered completely unusual behavior in my dog."

Nemo was adopted in August by Macron and his wife, Brigitte, and named after Captain Nemo, the fictional hero of Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." Macron is a fan of the book.

Nemo was adopted from an animal shelter and is believed to be about 1 to 2 years old. 

France Macron's Dog

In this Aug. 28, 2017 file picture, France's President Emmanuel Macron walks down the steps of the Elysee Palace in Paris with his newly adopted dog, a Labrador-Griffon mix named Nemo.

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