Was Caractacus at the White House? Maybe not. He would have been nearly 26 years old by the time President Jefferson took office.
The future president called these dogs “the finest house and farm dogs I have ever seen.”
For at least two months, Thomas Jefferson kept two grizzly bear cubs in a cage on public view at the White House. Here’s the full story.
President Thomas Jefferson had several mockingbirds, but Dick — the only one he mentions by name — appears to have been his favorite at the White House.