Monday, February 20, 2012

Bo Obama Latest in Long Line of Presidential Pets

Happy President's Day! Many people know that Bo (Amigo's New Hope) is a neutered male Portuguese Water Dog given to the Obama family by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. But Bo is hardly the first "First Dog". In fact, pets have been a part of the presidency since George Washington held office.

While dogs certainly have been the most frequent furry resident of the White House, other presidential pets have included cats, birds, horses, goats, rabbits - and even lions, tigers and bears (oh my)! In fact, the only presidents for whom the Presidential Pet Museum records no pets are James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce and Chester A. Arthur.

Check out this video to see some of the interesting furry, feathered and finned residents of the White House!

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  1. That's a great video BJ. it's so well done and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Presidential pets are fascinating and fun! I'm thinking I wouldn't care to know Polk, Arthur and Pierce... Happy President's Day! :)

  3. I love that there's a Presidential Pet Museum. John Adams must have had quite a sense of humor to keep a stealth alligator in his bathtub...

  4. Obama's pet Bo is famous dog.Every one know about famous Bo. Museum for Presidential Pet is good for records of pets . In video you nicely tell about presidential pets .

  5. nice idea..thanks for sharing....