Tom Kitten was the first Kennedy pet to arrive at the White House, in January 1961. His stay wouldn’t last long, though — the president was allergic to him.
This lovable Siamese cat belonged to Amy Lynn Carter, only daughter of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
India “Willie” Bush was a beloved member of the Bush family for more a whopping 18 years. The cat died in 2009.
Two of President Lincoln’s cats were named Tabby and Dixie. He also brought a few stray cats into the White House.
Several Siamese cats, known for their “talking” and for their inquisitive personalities, have made their home in the White House.
Calvin Coolidge’s tabbie cat is shown in this photo at the White House in 1924. Calvin and Grace Coolidge literally had a zoo at the White House.
The cat, a miniature Siamese whose full name was Shan Shein, was named after a town the Fords visited in China.