The Bizarre History of White House Pets


Subject:
The United States Presidency , Pets

Description:
This light-hearted view of presidential pets describes how of "44 Presidents ... only two of them -- Chester A. Arthur and Franklin Pierce -- left no record of having pets" and discusses some favorites. Pets include Bill, Calvin Coolidge's pygmy hippopotamus; Herbert Hoover's son's alligators; Fala, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish terrier; and Millie, George H.W. Bush's springer spaniel, who was also a "literary sensation." From the blog for Mental_Floss magazine.

Publisher:
mental_floss

Language:
English

Source:
http://blogs.static.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/19928.html


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