By Andrew Hager, Historian-in-residence PPM Picks is a weekly feature offering film, book, or music recommendations from our staff. The links provided in the article go to product listings on Amazon. Purchases made using these links support the Presidential Pet Museum. That said, we were not paid to review or promote any of the items…
You wouldn’t believe what happened to these hamsters. It was like “something out of a Greek tragedy,” said one White House staffer.
These ponies were actually gifts for the Kennedy children, Caroline and John Kennedy Jr.
The Kennedy children seemed to genuinely enjoy the birds, and when the family moved out of the White House after JFK’s death, the parakeets went with them.
The former magician’s rabbit was too chubby for magic anymore, and apparently liked to drink beer. Here’s the story of President Kennedy’s rabbit, Zsa Zsa.
The First Lady, an avid horsewoman all her life, promptly fell in love with Sardar. Here’s his story.
Two of the Kennedy family’s dogs had a litter of four puppies together in June 1963, and JFK called them the “pupniks.”