By Andrew Hager, Historian-in-Residence I owe my job to Barbara Bush. No, she didn’t hire me. She may or may not have known that a Presidential Pet Museum existed. What she did do–what I have been grateful for since 1990–was to write Millie’s Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush. I was nine years old then,…
President George W. Bush’s dog Spot was an English springer spaniel. She died at 11 years old in February 2004, and was sorely missed at the White House.
India “Willie” Bush was a beloved member of the Bush family for more a whopping 18 years. The cat died in 2009.
Miss Beazley, a Scottish terrier, came to live at the White House in January 2005 as a birthday gift from President George W. Bush to his wife, Laura.
Did you know President George W. Bush had a pet cow? Ofelia, a longhorn, lived on the family ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Barney, a Scottish terrier, guarded the White House “as if he were a Secret Service agent,” according to President George W. Bush.
The First Dog during the George W. Bush presidency had welcomed many visitors into the White House, including prime ministers, queens, and heads of state.