“Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House,” the President (with wife Grace) once said. The couple also had raccoons, a mockingbird, a bear cub, tiger cubs and a wallaby.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt took Fala on this 1940 cruise and everywhere he went. Roosevelt said the Scottie furiously resented attacks on him by Republicans. Meggie, the Roosevelt’s previous Scottie, was banished from the White House after she bit a reporter and a senator.