20 January 2009

White House Pets

George Washington: Hounds, Horses and a Green Parrot.

Thomas Jefferson: Mockingbird

James Madison: Green Parrot

John Quincy Adams: Alligator and Silkworms.

Andrew Jackson: Horses and Ponies.

Martin Van Buren: Tiger cubs.

William Henry Harrison: Billy Goat and Cow.

John Tyler: Horse.

Zachary Taylor: Horse.

Abraham Lincoln: Dogs, goats, turkey, rabbits and cats.

Andrew Jackson: Pet Mice.

Ulysses S. Grant: Horses, ponies, Newfoundland and other dogs.

Rutherford B. Hayes: Jersey Cows, horses, dogs and goats.

James Garfield: Horses

Grover Cleveland: Canaries, mockingbirds, Japanese Poodle.

Benjamin Harrison: Dogs and Billy Goat.

William McKinley: Mexican double-yellow-headed parrot.

Theodore Roosevelt: Horses, ponies, terriers, retrievers, spaniels, mixed breed dogs, snake, cats, badger, guinea pigs, lion, hyena, wildcat, coyote, 5 bears, 2 parrots, zebra, barn owl, snakes, lizards, rats, roosters, raccoon.

William Taft: "Pauline Wayne" last cow at the White House.

Woodrow Wilson: "Old Ike" tobacco chewing ram, and Sheep.

Warren Harding: Airedale, bulldog and canaries.

Calvin Coolidge: Terriers, Collies, Shelties, Chows, Retrievers, canaries, thrush, goose, mockingbird, cats, raccoons, donkey, bobcat, lion cubs, wallaby, pigmy hippo, bear.

Herbert Hoover: "King Tut" a Police dog, terriers, collie, Eskimo dog, wolfhound, setters, elkhound, police dog.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: German Shepherd, Terrier, Setter, Sheepdog, Great Dane, Mastiff.

Harry S. Truman: "Feller" the unwanted dog, Irish Setter.

Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Heidi" a Weimaraner.

John F. Kennedy: "Charlie" a Welsh Terrier, canary, cat, parakeets, horses, ponies, hamsters, dogs, rabbit.

Lyndon B. Johnson: Beagles, collie, "Yuki" mixed breed found at gas station, hamsters, lovebirds.

Richard M. Nixon: "Checkers" Nixon's dog while vice president. "Vicky" the Poodle, "Pasha" a terrier, and "King Timahoe" an Irish Setter.

Gerald Ford: "Liberty" Golden Retriever who had a litter of pups at the White House. "Shan" Susan Ford's Siamese cat.

Jimmy Carter: "Grits" the dog that was given to Amy Carter by a teacher. This dog was returned to the teacher and "Misty Malarky Ying Yang" a Siamese cat that didn't get along with "Grits" and was the catalyst for the dog's return to the school teacher.

Ronald Reagan: "Lucky" Bouvier des Flandres sent to the ranch after getting too large. "Rex" King Charles Spaniel. Other dogs and horses at the ranch.

George H. Bush: "Millie" a Springer Spaniel, the only First Pet to write a book, "Ranger" one of Millie's pups.

Bill Clinton: "Buddy" a Labrador Retriever and "Socks" the cat. Socks was the first cat to live in the White House since Amy Carter's cat.

George W. Bush: "Miss Beazley" a Scottish Terrier, "Spot" a Springer Spaniel who has recently died and was offspring of "Millie" from Bush 1, "Barney" a Scottish Terrier, "India" a black cat and "Ofelia" a Longhorn that lives in Texas.

To see photos and more information on these pets and Presidents you can visit:
White House Pets Museum - Great Photos and information about Presidential Pets
White House - Official web site for the White House and President Bush.
White House for Kids - Learn about the White House and the people and pets that have lived there. Good activities and games.
Presidential Museums - Lots of information about Presidents and links to many sites relating to Presidents.
White House Christmas - Shopping for Holiday ornaments, books and memorabilia.
Presidents Park in Williamsburg. Where the White House Pets Museum is located.
http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/photos/Pets/Fala.jpg Image of Fala

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