11.10.2008

Presidential First Dogs

A cool look back at all the First Dogs since Washington's breed, the Foxhound:
Slideshow by Time, here. I love that all of George Washington's dogs were named after adjectives used to describe the after effects of imbibing.

Not all the dogs had happy stories at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
I thought Lincoln's dog, Fido's story, was pretty sad. He was unable to go to the White House, and after Lincoln's assassination, Fido was accompanied to the funeral. Truman's dog, Feller, was given to him as a Christmas Gift. The poor dog was given away, and was later known as the "Unwanted Dog."