Friday, July 28, 2017

Pet Free White House For First Time In 150 Years

Posted By: ZiLe Ohai - July 28, 2017

There are a lot of odd things about the current occupants of the White House but one that stands out is the absence of any four footed members of the First Family.

For the first time in 152 years there are no pets in the White House. Not everyone is in a position to own a pet but the Trump's, more than any family in America, have the money, space, and staff to care for multiple animals. A dog, a cat, even a bird would continue an American First Family tradition yet the Trumps remain pet free.

I'll refrain from any comments about pussy however, I'll point out that the last petless president was Andrew Johnson in 1865.

Johnson was impeached...

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For more info on presidents and their pets check out the presidential pet museum

President Donald Trump, 2017-present
No pets

President Barack Obama, 2009-2017 
Sunny and Bo 

Bo and Sunny, Portuguese water dogs

President George W. Bush, 2001-2009 
Miss Beazley, Scottish terrier
Spot, English springer spaniel, offspring of Millie
Barney, Scottish terrier
India “Willie,” cat
Ofelia, longhorn cow at ranch

President Bill Clinton, 1993-2001
Socks, cat
Buddy, Labrador retriever

President George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993 
Millie, English springer spaniel
Ranger, one of Millie’s puppies

President Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989 
Lucky, Bouvier des Flandres
Rex, Cavalier King Charles spaniel
Victory, golden retriever
Peggy, Irish setter
Taca, Siberian husky
Fuzzy, Belgian sheepdog
Horses at ranch

President Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981 
Grits, border collie
Lewis Brown, Afghan hound
Misty Malarky Ying Yang, Siamese cat

President Gerald Ford, 1974-1977 
Liberty, golden retriever
Misty, one of Liberty’s puppies
Lucky, dog
Shan, Siamese cat

President Richard Nixon, 1969-1974 
Vicky, poodle
Pasha, terrier
King Timahoe, Irish setter

President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-1969 
Him and Her, beagles
Edgar and Freckles, beagles
Blanco, collie; Yuki, mixed-breed dog

President John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963 
Charlie, Welsh terrier; Gaullie, French poodle
Pushinka, dog; Shannon, cocker spaniel
Wolf, Irish wolfhound; Clipper, German shepherd
Butterfly, White Tips, Blackie, Streaker, puppies
Tom Kitten, cat
Robin, canary; Bluebell and Marybelle, parakeets
Macaroni, Tex and Leprechaun ponies
Debbie and Billie, hamsters
Zsa Zsa, rabbit
Sardar, horse
Rufus, horse

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961 
Heidi, Weimaraner
Gabby, parakeet

President Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953 
Feller, cocker spaniel
Mike, Irish setter

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945 
Fala, Scottish terrier
Major, German shepherd; Meggie, Scottish terrier
Winks, Llewellyn setter; Tiny, Old English sheepdog
President, Great Dane; Blaze, English bullmastiff

President Herbert Hoover, 1929-1933 
King Tut, Belgian shepherd
Pat, German shepherd
Big Ben and Sonny, fox terriers
Glen, Scottish collie; Yukon, Siberian husky
Patrick, wolfhound; Eaglehurst Gillette, setter
Weejie, elkhound
A pair of alligators

President Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929 
Grace Coolidge and Rob Roy 

Prudence Prim and Rob Roy, white collies
Peter Pan, terrier; Paul Pry, Airedale terrier
Calamity Jane, Shetland sheepdog; 
Tiny Tim and Blackberry, chows
Ruby Rouch and Bessie, collies
Boston Beans, bulldog; King Kole, German shepherd
Palo Alto, bird dog; Nip and Tuck, canaries; Snowflake, white canary
Old Bill, thrush; Enoch, goose; Mockingbird
Tiger and Blacky, cats
Rebecca and Reuben, raccoons
Ebenezer, donkey Smoky, bobcat
Tax Reduction and Budget Bureau, lion cubs
Billy, pygmy hippo

President Warren Harding, 1921-1923 
Laddie Boy, Airedale terrier
Old Boy, English bulldog
Pete, squirrel

President Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921 
Old Ike, the tobacco-chewing ram
Sheep that grazed on the White House Lawn
Davie, Airedale terrier
Mountain Boy, greyhound
Bruce, bull terrier
Puffins, cat

President William Taft, 1909-1913 
Pauline Wayne, last cow at the White House
Mooly Wooly, cow
Caruso, dog

President Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 
Bleistein, Renown, Roswell, Rusty, Jocko, Grey Dawn, Wyoming Yagenka, General, Judge: horses
Algonquin, Archie Roosevelt’s Shetland pony
Pete, bull terrier; Rollo, Saint Bernard; Sailor Boy, Chesapeake Bay retriever; Blackjack, Manchester terrier; Skip, mixed-breed dog; Manchu, Pekingese
Emily Spinach, snake; Eli Yale, Hyacinth macaw
Tom Quartz and Slippers, cats
Josiah, badger; Peter, Rabbit; Kangaroo Rats; Flying squirrel
Admiral Dewey, Dr. Johnson, Bob Evans, Bishop Doan, Father O’Grady, Guinea pigs, lion, hyena, wildcat, coyote, five bears, two parrots, zebra, barn owl, lizard, roosters, hen, pig, raccoon

President William McKinley, 1897-1901 
Mexican yellow-headed parrot 
Washington Post, Mexican double-yellow-headed parrot
Valeriano Weyler and Enrique DeLome, angora kittens

President Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893 
Dash, collie
Old Whiskers, billy goat
Mr. Reciprocity and Mr. Protection, opossums

President Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889; 1893-1897
Cocker spaniel
St. Bernard
Hector, French poodle
Shawineck game chickens

President Chester A. Arthur, 1881-1885
3 Horses
A rabbit

President James Garfield, 1881 
Kit, horse
Veto, Newfoundland dog

President Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877-1881 
Hector, Newfoundland dog; Duke, English mastiff; Grim, greyhound; Otis, miniature schnauzer
Dot, cocker spaniel; Juno and Shep, hunting dogs; Jet, dog; 
Siam, first Siamese kitten to reach America; Miss Pussy, Siamese cat; Piccolomini, cat
A goat; Mockingbird; canaries; Jersey cows; carriage horses

President Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877 
Jeff Davis and Cincinnatus, horses
Egypt and St. Louis, carriage horses
Julia, racing horse
Reb and Billy Button, Shetland ponies
Jennie, Mary, Butcher Boy, horses
Parrot; Gamecocks; Faithful, Newfoundland dog; Rosie, dog

President Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869
No official pets. Andrew Johnson was impeached.

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