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.
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.
Thomas “Tad” Lincoln, fourth and youngest son of President Abraham Lincoln (1861-65), rides one of his two ponies.