Looks like President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) has a new mistress on Scandal — it's Kerry Washington's (Olivia Pope) dog, Josie!

At least, that's what Tony's October 7 Twitter photo would have you believe — a snapshot of Josie on the floor of the Oval Office set, sitting right on the presidential seal, with the caption "First dog? #fitzfantasy #Josiegate."

Kerry retweeted Tony's message, adding, "Puppy love?!" along with the hashtags "#Olitz" and "#AreWeGladiatorsOrAreWeBitches" — citing both the 'ship name for Olivia and Fitz and the fan-favorite Harrison quote from the Season 3 premiere.

Tony responded with a little wordplay fun at Josie's expense: "That bitch is a Gladiator!"

Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant), meanwhile, couldn't contain her excitement: "I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!" she tweeted.

In a recent Glamour video, Kerry talked about meeting (and immediately falling in love with) Josie. "The first time that I met Josephine, it was kind of like online dating, so don't knock it until you try it!" the actress explained. "I read her profile, I thought we'd be a good match… Instant love."

She continued: "I think if there's one thing that I try to learn from Josie it's to be more loving because she just loves everyone and loves to snuggle … I'm not as good at it as she is, but I'm trying."

We're not usually into human-animal romances, but for Fitz and Josie, we might have to make an exception!

Source: Glamour