Here are the fluffy friends of the presidents of America, meet the animals that lived in the White House and were true companions
While they never have and will never run, hold a press conference or issue an executive order, more presidential pets have lived in the White House than people in the first family.
Indeed, some of the more than 400 pets that lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. they were more popular than the presidents who held them. Bemorepanda collected interesting photos and facts for you.
George Washington begins the animal parade
The tradition of presidential pets dates back to the nation's first president, George Washington.
While he never lived in the White House, Washington personally cared for many farm animals at his home in Mount Vernon. Obviously, his favorite was Nelson, the giant bear, General Washington, who was traveling when he accepted British surrender at Yorktown, the battle that ended the Revolutionary War.
According to presidential historians, Washington never led Nelson after the war, choosing instead to allow the "splendid loader" to live his days as a pampered celebrity. It was reported that when Washington reached Nelson's paddle, "the old war horse would have run to the fence, proud to have been stroked by the great master's hand."
Abe Lincoln's Dog
A beloved animal lover and pet owner himself, President Abraham Lincoln let his sons, Tad and Willie, keep all the pets they wanted. And, the pets they kept. According to various historians, at one point Lincoln's White Housekeeper raised turkeys, horses, rabbits and two goats named Nanny and Nanko.
Nanny and Nanko sometimes traveled with Abe in the presidential transport. The turkey, Jack, went from the main course of Lincoln's dinner menu to the pet dog, when Tad's first son demanded the lives of birds.
Benjamin Harrison's goat
Along with a Collie dog named Dash and two opposites named Mr. Reciprocity and Mr. Protection, the third president, Benjamin Harrison also allowed his grandchildren to keep a goat named Whiskers, who often pulled the children around the White House lawn. cart.
One unforgettable day, his Whiskers, with their children, were running uncontrollably through the gates of the White House. Many residents of Washington, DC, were amused to see the commander-in-chief himself, standing on his top hat and waving his cane, following a goat's cart on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Theodore Roosevelt, pet champion
With six children who love the animals that live with him in the White House for eight years, the president of twenty-six, Theodore Roosevelt easily reigns as champion owner of the presidential pet, including some rather unconventional creatures.
According to the National Park Service, Roosevelt's list of non-traditional pet families includes: "a little bear named Jonathan Edwards; a lizard named Bill; guinea pigs named Admiral Dewey, Dr. Johnson, Bishop Doane, Bob Evans Fight and Father O 'Grady; Maude the pig; Josiah the badger; Eli Yale the blue macaw; Baron Sprinkle the hen; a one-legged rooster; a hyena; an owl; Peter the rabbit; and the Algonquin pony. "
The family loved Algonquin so much that when Roosevelt's son Archie became ill, Kermit and Quentin's brothers tried to take the pony to his bedroom in the White House elevator.
But when Algonquin saw himself in the elevator mirror, he refused to leave.
Quentin's sister Alice also had a jargon snake that she called Emily Spinach, "because it was green as spinach and as thin as my aunt Emily."
As for the traditional part, the Roosevelts were loved by dogs. Among their first dogs are Sailor Boy, Chesapeake retinel, Jack the terrier, Skip the Mongrel, Manchu Pekingese and Pete, a bull terrier who was exiled to Roosevelt's family on Long Island due to his tendency to bite staff members. White House. Alice said she saw Manchu, her penguin dancing on its hind legs on the White House lawn in the moonlight.
The role of the first pets
Presidents and their families usually have pets for the same reason that someone else does - they love them.
However, White House animals often play their own unique roles in the lives of their presidential parents.
Not only do presidential pets tend to improve the public image of their owners as "good people like us," they help reduce the stress involved by being "the leader of the free world."
Especially with the invention of radio, television and now the Internet, the role of pets in the first family, not only in the daily lives of owners, but also in history, has become better known.
When President Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill signed the Atlantic History Charter in 1941 aboard the USS Augusta, radio and newspaper correspondents looked forward to the presence of Fala, Roosevelt's beloved terrier, Scottish.
In 1944, after Republican Congressmen publicly accused Roosevelt of accidentally leaving Fala after a presidential visit to the Aleutian Islands and sending him a shipwreck "for a cost to taxpayers of two or three or eight or twenty million. dollars, "FDR said memorably that the accusation affected Falla's" Scotch soul. "
"It's never been the same dog since," Roosevelt said in a campaign speech. "I'm used to hearing malicious lies about myself ... But I think I have the right to change my mind, to oppose slanderous statements about my dog."
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt detailed Fala's life in the first presidential "Petrography." Over time, other first ladies continued the tradition. Barbra Bush wrote about Bush's Springer Spaniel, Millie and Hillary Clinton wrote about Socks the cat and the president of Clinton's Labrador Retriever, Buddy.
Although they did not actually declare their platforms, presidential pets also played a role in politics.
When he ran for president in 1928, Herbert Hoover was to be photographed with a Belgian shepherd named King Tut. Hoover's leaders believed the dog would improve the candidate's public image. Ploy worked. Hoover was elected and took King Tut to the White House with him. Including King Tut, the Hoover White House housed seven dogs - and two anonymous alligators.
Along with a white Collie named Blanco and a mixed dog named Yuki, President Lyndon B. Johnson, a four-Beagle Democrat named El, Ea, Edgar, and Freckles. During the 1964 re-election campaign, Johnson was photographed holding him in his ears. Republican congressional leaders described the incident as "animal cruelty" and predicted they would end LBJ's political career. However, Johnson produced several books that prove that lifting Beagles by the ears was common and not harmful to dogs. Eventually, the photo ended up selling Johnson to the dog owners, helping them defeat their Republican opponent, Barry Goldwater.
Presidents who had no pets
According to the Presidential Museum Pet, the only president known not to keep a pet throughout his term was James K. Polk, who served from 1845 to 1849.
Although they never had "official" pets, Andrew Johnson was said to have fed a group of white mice he found in his bedroom, and Martin Van Buren received two tiger cubs by the Sultan of Oman.
While most of the early families owned several pets, President Andrew Jackson was known to have only one, a parrot named "Polly," whom he taught to swear by heart.
In his first six months in office, President Donald Trump has not yet received a pet in the White House. Shortly after the 2016 election, Palm Beach philanthropist Lois Pope offered Trump the Goldendoodle as his first dog. However, the Palm Beach Daily News later reported that the Pope had withdrawn his offer.
Of course, now that First Lady Melania Trump and her 10-year-old son, Barron, have moved into the White House, the chances of a pet joining them have finally improved.
While the Trumps have no pets, Vice President Pence is more than taking over the health of the administration. The cats have an Australian Shepherd puppy named Harley, a gray kitten named Hazel, a cat named Pickle, a rabbit named Marlon Bundo and a nameless beehive.
The election of Joe Biden as president of the United States will also mark the return of quadrupeds to the White House, a tradition interrupted by Donald Trump, who has no pets. Joe Biden has two dogs, Champ and Major, one of whom was adopted from a shelter, writes Agerpres, quoting AFP.
Joe Biden moved to the White House with two German Shepherd dogs: Champ, who has lived with the Biden family since 2008, and Major, who was adopted in 2018 from an animal shelter. Unfortunately, there was an unpleasant incident and his dogs were taken away.
Can your beloved cat or dog give you coronavirus?
Experts agree, almost definitely not.
Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said that samples from the dog's nasal and oral cavities had tested "weak positive" for novel coronavirus. It was believed to be the first time that a dog anywhere in the world tested positive for the virus.
The dog - which had no symptoms - was put into quarantine and will be repeatedly tested until the result comes back negative, according to the statement. The department "strongly advises" that pets of people infected with coronavirus are quarantined for 14 days.
Despite this, the AFCD and the World Health Organization both agree there is no evidence that pets such as cats or dogs can be infected with coronavirus.
That's because while dogs can test positive for the virus, it doesn't necessarily mean they have been infected.
Is it worth quarantining pets?
According to Gray, who was working in Hong Kong during SARS, there is still value in quarantining pets from a scientific perspective, because it allows scientists to observe how an animal relates to a disease we still know relatively little about.
"Whilst it seems a bit scary, it's purely a precautionary measure, and it's certainly nothing for pet owners in general to be concerned about," said Gray.
Some pet owners in mainland China have been fitting their dogs with tiny face masks, but Gray said there is no benefit to that -- in fact, it's probably fairly distressing for the pet and could cause them to panic.
Instead, pet owners should stick to the basics: good hygiene.
Both WHO and Gray said owners should wash their hands with soap and water after touching pets.
"I am certainly not in any concern of my dog or cats, I'm far more concerned about myself catching it from a human being that has the disease," said Gray, who is a pet owner herself.
No matter how cute these puppies look, they are on a mission. The main canine professions are police dogs, military, firefighters, guide dogs, therapy dogs, assistance dogs. Mostly for these purposes, they take retrievers or shepherds, because they are smart and easy to train.
Dogs have a much stronger sense of smell than humans. Therefore, dogs are so needed in the police and fire brigade: they find drugs and explosives, look for missing people.
We invite you to see the puppies on their first day of service.
1. First fitting of the form.
2. Guide dog with his teddy bear.
3. A future guide dog.
4. The first fitting of vests.
5. The cutest service dog.
6. This is the puppy's first training day. The bulletproof vest is great for him ... for now.
7. One day he will become a great service dog.
8. Service puppy in training.
9. The first working day in the K-9 division.
10. First day in the service of the Manchester police.
11. The puppy took a nap in training, and traffic cones were placed around him so that no one would disturb his sleep.
12. A service dog should be able to do everything. Even read.
13. The hard work of the service dogs.
14. He wears a uniform with pride.
15. A new puppy was taken to the police department. He was already tired of camera flashes and took a break.
16. Police station recruit.
17. Service dog at work.
18. The new sheriff in the city.
19. This puppy joined the police.
20. This is Skub, an 11 month old police dog.
21. Snoopy, the service dog, in training. Someday it will grow to its shape.
22.Hi, from this puppy
24.Ready for duty
25.Taking a nap at trainings
26.Ready to save the world
28.New at work
29.Small and cute buddy joining his new job
31.The most beautiful workers
32.In the right arms
34.Meeting the son of the partner
36.Important partner at work
38.Police is it's job
40.Can I serve like this forever?
42.So tiered from the first day
46.On duty but sleepy
47.Fighting for the first time
50.It is so serious
According to the rangers, since December 1, 15 coyotes attacks on people have been recorded in Stanley Park. Two of the victims were on bicycles. In 13 cases, animal bites were considered serious by doctors. Bemorepana collected some information about the attacks and also the Coyote Vest.
Moreover, attacks occur not only in the depths of the park, but also on the embankment around it.
The exact number of coyotes living in Stanley Park is unknown. It is assumed - from 6 to 12. Two of them have already been put to sleep because of their aggressive behavior.
Coyotes have been living in this park for a long time, since the 1980s. But they never behaved so aggressively.
Danny Pisas, coordinator of the Stanley Park Ecology Society, says the coyotes situation in Stanley Park is quite unique, as no other Metro Vancouver park shows such aggression.
Danny assumes that someone is feeding animals, and they stop being afraid of people and rely on tasty and light food.
As a reminder, the fine for feeding wild animals is $ 50,000.
It is quite possible, Danny Pisas also suggests, that the coyotes are just ... playing. Like dogs. They bite each other while playing. And they just do not understand how terrible and painful their bites are for a person ...
“Usually coyotes are afraid of humans, but if given food, they approach people and feel more confident to attack,” says Ariane Comeau, a biologist at the Stanley Park Ecology Society.
In recent weeks, it could be dangerous to walk in Stanley Park. Indeed, at least five walkers described an encounter with a rather aggressive coyote, not at all afraid of the human presence.
Conservation officers were on site to track the animal and several trails remained closed on Tuesday.
The coyote was caught Monday morning, officers decided to keep several trails closed in case there was more than one affected coyote, Ariane Comeau said.
The young gray coyote was no longer afraid of being around and even attacking humans. Usually coyotes are afraid of humans, but if given food they will approach people and feel more confident to attack, says the biologist at the Stanley Park Ecology Society. Several people were observed feeding the animal.
The inventors of special harnesses for small dogs are seeing an increase in sales following a series of observations and attacks of cougars and coyotes in the Vancouver subway.
North Shore Veterinary Clinic, Alison Columbus and Janice Vot developed their own harness for small dogs in 2019. Columbus works as a technician and Vot is an assistant at a clinic in North Vancouver.
The couple invented the PredatorBWear harness after being frustrated by the number of small dogs they noticed coming to treatment after being attacked by bigger threats, such as coyotes, raccoons and even bigger dogs.
Despite the punk rock aesthetic, the device was popular with dog owners when it was launched a few years ago, Vot said.
Wildlife advocates have not commented on the point harness, but said it is important for dog owners to pay close attention to the environment as they walk through the forest.
"We have lice and cougars that cross the North Shore regularly without incident, but there are things we should always do when we take our pets on trails," said Lucy Cadman, executive director of the North Shore Black Bear Society. .
Cadman said making noise while walking in the countryside and keeping the dog on a leash can be an effective deterrent to a small dog stumbling over a larger wild animal.
"Dogs without a leash can go out on the path and disturb a resting bear. Or they can disturb a family of coyotes, and this dog will be considered a threat to these animals, "said Cadman.
Columbus and Voth are currently busy with international orders for PredatorBWear harnesses.
"I think everyone just needs to know what's going on," Vot said. "It's just to help, to be a deterrent."
But sales have really risen in recent months, following cases of coyotes biting people and small dogs at Stanley Park in Vancouver and several sightings and attacks on cougars in the Three City area.
Earlier this week, a cougar was euthanized in Port Moody after guards said he acted unnatural and searched yards and schools during the day.
Police also warned Port Moody pet owners to be vigilant after five cougar attacks on dogs in Coquitlam, Port Moody and Anmore, including two attacks that killed dogs in the past month.
"Our sales have increased - it's a shame that the dogs were injured, but I think it also made people learn about their environment," Vot said. "We continue to see these attacks. We had to find something to help these guys. "
Not to play in the dog park
The Velcro harness uses a series of hard, hollow, rounded plastic tips designed to prevent a predator from being caught in its jaws or claws, says Wott.
The harness is best for small and medium-sized dogs, she says, who may be older, blind or deaf, recovering from surgery or injured, antisocial, living near a wooded area, or accompanying their human companion in hiking in the woods.
"We do not approve of going to the dog park for such things. Our intention is for any creature to try to bite or grab the pet, feel those tips on the tip of its mouth and release them, "said Vot, who noted that the straps use empty plastic tips to prevent injury to the attacking creature.
Recently, Columbus and Vot donated one of their PredatorBWear harnesses to a toy poodle named Sebastian, with whom the duo established a bond after treating the dog twice at their clinic in recent years.
Sebastian lost his leg after being attacked by an older dog three years ago and injured again last summer after a larger breed injured his chest and neck.
"The poor dog is terribly lucky," said Vot.
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