President Dwight D. Eisenhower kept a parakeet named Gabby at the White House for his grandchildren.
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The yellow canary, who lived to be about 2 years old, was named Robin because Caroline “likes robins.”
King Timahoe, Richard Nixon’s Irish setter, was born in July 1968, and he was a gift from the White House staff.
No particular VIP treatment was given to the presidential dogs during a recent family vacation in Hawaii, at least as far as quarantine procedures went.
Prudence Prim, one of two white collies, may well have been the Coolidges’ favorite pet of all.
Here is a photo showing the First Lady, Grace Coolidge, holding Tiny Tim, a chow. The dog was just one of many pets in the Coolidge White House.
President Coolidge had a pet raccoon that enjoyed playing in the bathtub and taking photos with the First Lady.