Dogs and politicians…election year.
Election year is the right time to remind you about the candidates, the presidents, vice presidents, politicians and their dogs.
Jeb Bush lost Marvin, his Labrador last year.
Marco Rubio has a Shih Tzu called Manna.
Ted Cruze’s rescue is called Snowflake.
Hillary Clinton walks Tally, her Toy Poodle.
Ben Carson calls his German Shepherd Echo.
Scott Walker is allergic to dogs…
Barrack Obama is a proud owner of two Portuguese Water Dogs: Sunny and Bo.
Joseph Biden owns only one dog named Champ.
Texas own Rick Perry has 4 dogs: a Lab, Griffon, Dachshund and a mutt, I mean mixed breed.
Former Maryland Gov, Martin O’Maley has Rex and Winston.
Now back to the better times:
Abraham Lincoln owned Fido.
FDR had Fala, Scottish terrier, Majora, German shepherd, Meggie, Scottish terrier, Winks, Llewellyn setter, Tiny, Old English sheepdog, President, Great Dane, and Blaze, Bullmastiff
King Tut, the Belgian Malinois, Pat, German shepherd, Big Ben and Sonny, Fox terriers, Glen, Scottish collie, Yukon, Eskimo dog, Patrick, Wolfhound, Eaglehurst Gillette, Setter and Weejie, Elkhound were Herbert Hoover’s puppies.
Warren Harding’s Airedale Terrier was called Laddie Boy and his English bulldog, Old Boy.
Lyndon Johnson had two Beagles: Him and Her.
George W. Bush was a proud owner of Spot , English Springer spaniel, and Miss Beazley and Barney, Scottish terriers.
George H.W. Bush had Millie and Ranger, English Springer spaniels.
There is more than one reason that Ronald Reagan was my favorite president, besides bringing communism to its knees: actually six reasons: Lucky, Bouvier des Flandres, Rex, Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Victory, Golden retriever, Peggy, Irish setter, Taca, Siberian husky, Fuzzy, Belgian sheepdog.
Bill Clinton’s Buddy, Chocolate Lab, was his only companion during certain “difficult personal times”.
Jimmy Carter shortly owned Grits, Border collie and Lewis Brown, Afghan hound
Misty, Lucky and Liberty were Gerald Ford’s dogs.
Richard Nixon had four dogs: Checkers, Vicky, Poodle, Pasha, Terrier, and King Timahoe, Irish setter.
John F. Kennedy owned many dogs: Charlie, Welsh terrier, Gaullie, Poodle, Pushinka, Russian born mutt, Shannon, Irish cocker spaniel, Wolf, mutt, Clipper, German shepherd and a bunch of puppies: Butterfly, White Tips, Blackie, Streaker.
Weimaraner named Heidi was the choice of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Harry Truman was the owner of a Cocker Spaniel Feller and Irish setter Mike.
The Zoo of Calvin Coolidge consisted of: Peter Pan, terrier, Paul Pry, an Airedale terrier, Rob Roy and Prudence Prim, White collies, Calamity Jane, a Shetland sheepdog, two chows: Tiny Tim and Blackberry, Ruby Rouch and Bessie , Collies, Boston Beans, Bulldog, King Kole, German shepherd and Palo Alto, Bird dog.