Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and his macaw
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Quentin Roosevelt lived in the White House 100 years ago. He had a big family. He had two sisters and three brothers. His father was President Theodore Roosevelt. Quentin was almost four years old when he moved into the White House. He and his brothers and sisters loved pets. They had cats, dogs, snakes, and raccoons. They had a macaw named "Eli Yale." Quentin had a pony called "Algonquin." One day, Quentins brother, Archie, was sick. Quentin wanted to make Archie feel better. He took Algonquin into the White House elevator. Up went Quentin and Algonquin! Quentin pulled the pony into Archies bedroom! It made Archie smile. Do you think his parents smiled? We dont know for sure but President Theodore Roosevelt did say, "I dont think that any family has ever enjoyed the White House more than we have."