The Pets That Lived In The White House

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The Pets That Lived In The White House

July 27, 2020 | Politics | No Comments

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Many politicians here and abroad have left a mark on history because of their exemplary work and their faithful dogs. These politicians go as early as the time of Alexander the Great. Even leaders of the military field went to battle with their ever-loyal dogs.

The majority of US presidents had dogs in the White House. Before the twentieth century and the arrival of cars, dogs were among the famous pets. Newspapers, movies, TV, and, at present, the social media are growing more interest on the president’s human interests, making several “first dogs” beloved icons.

The Pets That Lived In The White House

Warren Harding’s Airdale Terrier, Laddie Boy, joined his owner almost everywhere, (even the Cabinet meeting). The Scottish terrier Fala was one of Franklin Roosevelt’s reelection campaigns, causing confusion over rumors that the president recovered him with government funds. Similarly, Lyndon Johnson ended up criticized for holding his beagles by their ears upwards.

Millie, George H.W. Bush’s Springer Spaniel, not only saw her “memoirs” top the New York Times best-seller list but one of her puppies grew to be Spot Fetcher, who was in the White House with Miss Beazley and Barney (both Scottish Terriers) at the time of George W. Bush’s government. Millie and Spot of the Bushes would be the only noted mother-and-daughter dogs to have occupied the White House in different terms.

Somewhere between those were Buddy (a Chocolate Labrador Retriever) who accompanied Bill Clinton in his second term. Buddy survived the protest of Socks, Clinton’s family cat. And the notable Obama pets, Bo and Sunny (Portuguese Water Dogs), both have hypoallergenic qualities because of Malia Obama’s allergies.

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These are just a few pets noted in the history along with their political owners, and this is just the U.S. Surely, you have seen photographs of many political figures with their best pet buddies from Europe to Asia. Today, however, the Trump White House is puppy-less.

 

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