Did you know President Lincoln signed a special order to save the life of a turkey named Jack? And then Jack went on to be his son Tad’s pet.
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It didn’t matter that they were at the White House — Nanny and Nanko, like most goats, enjoyed chewing things, including flowers and furniture.
Two of President Lincoln’s cats were named Tabby and Dixie. He also brought a few stray cats into the White House.
This huge brown-and-white dog was a gift from President Theodore Roosevelt’s old friend. Rollo weighed around 200 pounds, and LOVED kids!
President Reagan and Victory often did ranch work together. The sweet-faced presidential dog was said to be gentle, friendly, and loyal.
You have probably heard of Old Whitey, the war horse belonging to President Taylor. But did you know he also had a former circus pony named Apollo?
When the president’s horse heard parade music, he would start prancing and want to get into the action.