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.
Dogs are great – they provide us with love, companionship and are always there when we need them. But did you know there’s far more to dogs than meets the eye?
We all know dogs have been ‘man’s best friend’ for thousands of years, but there’s loads more to our four-legged friends which makes them really amazing.
We’ve put together some of our favourite canine facts so you can learn a little more about your pooch.
Dogs are very cute, intelligent and loyal pets. It is said that they are the only beings on earth who love us more than they love themselves. Scientific studies prove that dogs are in the first place in the top of animals that understand human communication.
They become easily attached to people and can be just as easily trained, because they understand with their eyes what you want to tell them or what you are thinking at that moment. It is not in vain that the dog is said to be man's best friend, and rightly so; he will never leave you, as long as you give him attention, care and love. A dog will never betray you, as they say: “History is full of loyal dogs and less of loyal friends. “. Bemorepanda collected the top buddies for this week.
1.Dog and snow
5.Puppies are so cute
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People love to compare. Compare yourself to others, or how a person or someone else looked before and how they look now, as well as draw parallels between what was and what has become. Of course, such photos are interesting to look at, and now you will be convinced of it!
“The first day of chemotherapy versus the last day. I am very happy about it! It was a long journey with many hospitalizations, but I made it through. Positron emission tomography showed that the tumors were shrinking. I couldn't be more grateful! "
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“I used to be afraid to wear short hair because of the weight that was reflected on my face. Today I said goodbye to my old self and went to a new life! By the way, I lost 27 kg "
A chicken raised in a cage battery on the first day of walking compared to it after 3 months
Canadian passport in daylight vs Canadian passport under ultraviolet light
“Yesterday my hubby and I renewed our driver's license and I feel like we look 20 years younger than before!”
"This is what 6 years of practice looks like - my art in 2015 and in 2021"
Anime vs reality
A man poses with a pile of boards, Ontario, Canada, 1872
Reverse progress also happens. "I lost 9 kg and I will continue until I get my body back."
"After 3 years, my teeth finally became even"
“On the left, my grandmother holds my father in her arms, and on the right, I hold my son. Genetics is such a cool thing! My parents always told me that I look like my father's mom, but I never got to know her during her lifetime. "
Finally, this beauty was able to fit into a tiny yellow polka dot bikini!
Back to the beach!
"3 months of sobriety, diet and light exercise paid off"
Difference in head size between a male and an adult Cane Corso dog
"All the weight gain went straight to those biceps."
Chimpanzee fingertip versus human fingertip
“My makeup at 16 and 24 years old. Yes, I'm making great progress! "
Sometimes it seems that so much has already been written and known about dogs that there is nothing to write about except for fantasy on the Internet. But it turns out that our pets will delight us with scientific facts for a long time, since science does not stand still. For example, you could hardly imagine that there are dogs that cannot bark, or that there is only one breed of dog with six toes. But if you continue to read this article, you will quickly see that these are far from the only entertaining facts about a person's faithful companions.
Facts that prove that nature did a good job on the “Dog” project
Even if you are a big dog lover, you probably have not heard about the facts that we at Bemorepanda have collected and that we want to share with you. And don't miss the bonus at the end about the Beatles song, with sounds that only barking little brothers can hear.
1. Charming Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs are in Welsh fairy tales and myths
In Welsh folklore, these dogs pull fairy carriages, help herd fairy cattle, and are the steeds of fairy warriors.
2. Studies have shown that Border Collies are the smartest dogs.
This was found by scientists from the University of British Columbia. These dogs learn a new command in less than five seconds and obey their owner 95% of the time. In second place according to this criterion are poodles, in third place are shepherd dogs.
3. Labrador Retrievers have been the most popular dogs in the US since 2013.
4. Basenjis do not bark, but make different sounds.
They purr, snort, make other strange sounds that sometimes resemble laughter. Sometimes it looks like they're grumbling.
5. The first Olympic mascot was a dachshund named Waldi.
At the Olympic Games in 1972, which were held in Munich, this dog became the first mascot in the history of the Games, which was named Waldi. This is a male dachshund, which is valued in Bavaria for endurance, perseverance and dexterity.
6. Huskies helped save children In Alaska In 1925
In early 1925, a diphtheria epidemic broke out in Nome, Alaska. To combat it, hospitals needed anti-diphtheria serum. Due to a snow storm, it was impossible to deliver it by plane. As a result, the serum was delivered by train to the station, which was located a thousand kilometers from the village. The rest of the way, the medicine was carried by dog sleds.
7. Greyhounds are the World's Fastest Dogs
They are capable of speeds up to 70 km/h.
8. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is the only breed that can climb trees
These dogs are used for hunting fur-bearing animals. But it can also be used for hunting elk, bear and wild boar. In pursuit of their prey, these dogs are able to climb trees.
9. Basset Hounds use their long ears to pick up scents.
Their ears drag along the ground and pick up scents.
10. On average, the intelligence of dogs corresponds to the intelligence of a 2-year-old child.
According to the American Psychological Association, dogs can learn up to 250 words and gestures, which is something a two-year-old can also do.
11. Dogs have three eyelids
Two of their eyelids are visible, and one is hidden. The third is in the inner corner of the dog's eyes. It contains the lacrimal glands.
12. The world's first dog lived 31,700 years ago and looked like a Siberian Husky
The prehistoric dog was about the size of a sheepdog, with a broad but short muzzle and a broader braincase than that of a wolf.
13. Male small dogs hold their legs high when they go to the bathroom to make other dogs look bigger.
According to a study conducted by scientists from Cornell University (USA), small dogs lift their legs high when they walk in a small way to deceive larger dogs into thinking they are bigger than they really are.
14. Dogs drink with the back of their tongue.
Dogs don't have cheeks, so they can't drink water like we can. Dogs move their tongue very quickly, twisting it back to create an impulse that causes water to collect in a column and rise into the mouth.
15. When dogs sleep, they instinctively curl up to protect their vitals and keep warm.
If the puppy sleeps without curling up, it means that he is just hot or feels safe.
16. Dog ears control 18 muscles
For reference: people have only six of them. Dogs can rotate and tilt their ears to pick up sound waves effectively. Their ears can also move independently of each other, allowing them to hear sounds from different directions.
17. Dogs can now watch TV thanks to the invention of high-definition (HD) television technology with higher frame rates. Before that, to our smaller brothers, the TV seemed to be something like a strobe light.
Now that modern televisions are generating more frames per second, dogs can perceive images like film in the same way that we do.
18. A dog's sense of smell is 10,000-100,000 times sharper than a human's.
Dogs are able to detect substances in concentrations of one part per trillion - it's like a dog finding one dirty sock among two million clean ones.
19. Dogs have sweat glands on their paw pads.
They have a type of sweat glands called merocrine glands that are located in the pads of their paws. Despite this, dogs with sweaty paws are relatively rare.
20. Dogs can be trained to detect cancer and other diseases.
In the human body, cancer cells, in comparison with healthy ones, secrete special metabolic products. The difference is actually so significant that dogs are quite capable of detecting cancer. Dogs can also sniff out cancer cells with a single human breath.
21. Dogs can get jealous
While our pets may be jealous and envious, their emotions are not as complex as those of humans. According to the American Kennel Club, our little brothers have a sense of justice (for example, everyone is rewarded for their efforts), but not when justice is more detailed (for example, when a meal or other reward is equal in volume).
22. A Greyhound can beat a Cheetah in the long run.
Despite the fact that the maximum speed of the Greyhound is not as high as that of cheetahs (a wild cat can run 80-130 km / h), they are more enduring in long-distance running. Cheetahs are champions only in the sprint. Thus, in a long-distance race, the Greyhound will eventually overtake the predator.
23. Dogs' wet nose helps absorb aromatic chemicals.
Various chemicals settle on a wet nose. Dogs lick their noses to taste them.
Wet noses also help dogs regulate their body temperature and keep them cool. Unlike humans, our pets do not have normal sweat glands on their bodies.
24. The normal body temperature of dogs ranges from 37.4-39.0 ⁰С
A temperature above 39.5-40 ⁰С is considered elevated, and the pet should be shown to the veterinarian.
25. Dogs can dream, just like humans...
During sleep, the brain of a human and a dog works in the same way. We both have the same type of non-REM sleep and rapid eye movement (REM). During the REM stage, dogs can dream in the same way as humans. If you see your pet sleeping and his paws moving or twitching, it means that he is most likely dreaming.
26. They see in the dark much better than we do.
They have more light-sensitive cells or rods located closer to the center of the retina. In addition, their large pupils let in more light.
27. A dog's nose print is as unique as a human fingerprint.
It is believed that no two dogs have the same nose print. That is why the Canadian Kennel Club has been accepting nose prints as identification for pets since 1938.
28. Why do dogs like to wallow in dirty and smelly places?
The thing is that what seems smelly and foul-smelling to us is perceived differently by dogs. Their perception of smell is arranged differently.
29. Saluki is one of the most ancient dog breeds.
Lives with people since 329 BC. e.
Some historians claim that there is evidence that this dog breed was popular in ancient Egypt. This is around the time Alexander the Great invaded India.
30. Dogs hear about four times as far as humans.
Dogs hear sounds at a distance of up to 40-50 m, on average, a person picks up sounds from a distance of 6-10 m. At night, in complete silence, our pets can hear a sound from a distance of up to 150 m.
31. Some dogs, such as the Newfoundland breed, have webbing between their toes.
For example, Newfoundlands have webbed feet, which were originally used as fishermen's assistants - they pulled nets from the sea.
There are webbed fingers and the Portuguese Water Dog. These legs help them swim better.
32. They can detect emotions by listening to your voice.
There is a special section in the human brain that helps distinguish voices from other sounds, which helps distinguish between intonation and other speech sounds in speech. This allows you to capture different emotions in your voice. The study showed that dogs also have such a brain area in their heads, located approximately in the same place.
33. There is a legend that the Pekingese was bred in ancient China to protect the emperor and royalty.
The dog was hidden in the sleeve of the emperor in case of protection, if the enemy made his way into the chambers of the royal person. Such dogs were called "sleeve". The emperor and courtiers carried these little dogs with them literally everywhere. By the way, despite the cute appearance of these dogs, they, in fact, can be quite aggressive and able to fight back.
34. Despite those puppy-like innocent eyes, dogs don't feel remorse, as many people think.
According to experts, it is quite clear that dogs do not show guilt. They have only learned to mimic a guilty cute look to calm their owners when they are angry.
So don't believe those puppy mime eyes after your pet has been mischievous yet again.
35. There is a place on Earth that is literally a "dog's paradise"
In Costa Rica there is a shelter "Country of Stray Dogs" ("Territorio de Zaguates"). Thousands of dogs of various breeds live here, cared for by volunteers and veterinarians. Pets feel at home (if not better) running freely throughout the territory. Each dog in the shelter can be given to good hands.
36. Dalmatians are born without spots.
37. The name “pug” most likely comes from the Latin word “pugnus”, which means “fist”, “handful”, because the shadow from a clenched fist resembles the profile of a pug
38. Once a dog ran and walked 4,500 km across plains, deserts, mountains and rivers. And in winter, and all in order to return to his family
39. Most French Bulldogs have a too narrow pelvis for delivery, and therefore their puppies are almost always born by caesarean section.
The puppies' heads are too large, and their mother's narrow pelvis prevents the litter from passing through the dog's natural birth canal.
40. A study showed that dogs like the smell of their owner and other family members more.
Scientists have found that dogs not only distinguish the smell of the owner from others, but this also has a positive effect on the pet. This speaks to the power of dogs' sense of smell and provides important clues about the importance of humans in a dog's life.
41. Pug Doug is the most famous dog on the Internet
This pet in one of the social networks (******ram) has more than 3.5 million subscribers, who every day leave thousands of likes under the posts of his owner.
42. Three dogs of the Border Collie breed were trained to run through the forest with backpacks and scatter seeds.
So the Chileans wanted to restore plants after large forest fires.
43. Dogs have learned to recognize and respond to human laughter
They are also able to detect crying.
44. Dogs sometimes sneeze to show other dogs that they are not threatening but are ready to interact.
45. Roselle, a guide dog, saved her blind owner during the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York by bringing him
45. Roselle, a guide dog, saved her blind owner during the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York by leading him out of the North Tower of the World Trade Center and leading the disabled man through 78 flights of stairs.
Immediately after the explosion, the owner of the dog removed the harness in the hope that his pet would be saved. At first Roselle ran away, but it turns out to find a way out. The dog then returned and led his friend out of the building.
46. There used to be a spit breed of dog whose task was to help cooks swivel meat.
They were also called kitchen or cook dogs. Their task was to run in a special wheel that rotated a skewer with meat strung on it. The dog helped the cook cook the meat evenly.
47. Archaeologists have found 26,000-year-old dog paw prints next to the prints of an ancient child, which proves that the dog has been a true friend of man for many years.
The conventional wisdom is that agrarian man tamed scavenging dogs about 15,000 years ago. However, recent archaeological discoveries and DNA analyzes show that our friendship with our smaller brothers was formed 30,000 years ago (and possibly 40,000).
48. Corgi in a non-adapted translation from Welsh means "dwarf dog"
The word "corgi" is derived from the Welsh cor gi ([kɔrɡi]) cor, "dwarf" and ci ([kiː]), "dog".
49. If you leave your dog alone at home, put an item of clothing that smells like you next to your pet - this will calm your friend and help reduce his separation anxiety
Dogs, like us, are very social animals.
They live in family groups with us for a long time and have evolved along with humans over the millennia to be our true friends. Most dogs prefer to spend most of their time with their owner and family members. Loneliness is simply not a natural state for them. But, alas, we have to leave our pets alone at home. So your dog is always stressed when he is alone. To reduce it, experts advise leaving your clothes and things that smell like you near your pet.
50. The Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog with six toes on each paw.
Of the six fingers, five rest on the ground. Other dogs have five toes on each paw and only four touch the ground.
51. Dogs don't ONLY see in black and white - they can also see in blue and yellow.
The idea that dogs can't see in color has been around for decades, but new research and findings about the anatomy and behavior of dogs have shown that even though our faithful friends can't see the same colors, and we, they can still distinguish some color spectrums.
Research shows that dogs' eyes are capable of perceiving shades of color. So, most likely, our pets do not see the world in gray.
52. Bloodhounds are able to pick up scents that were left over 300 hours ago.
They are one of the champions in flair - they are able to follow the trail for a long time, as they have an excellent memory for smells.
53. USA is the country with the highest population of pet dogs
In this country, there are about 75 million barking pets.