Would You Vote for a President Based on His Pet?
Jessie, the wise and educated dog: Are you getting tired of all the political ramblings of late? I sure am! Maybe we should cast our votes based upon which President has the best pet!
I did some research and discovered some fun facts about strange pets owned by Presidents of long ago. Here is a sampling of what I learned:
John Quincy Adams had an alligator.
James Buchanan had an elephant.
Theodore Roosevelt had a zebra, a coyote, and a hyena.
Calvin Coolidge had an antelope and a pygmy hippo.
Martin Van Buren had tigers and lions.
Thomas Jefferson had a bear.
Some did have goats and cows, but at the time, that was not considered unusual, as our country was far more agricultural then.
Thanks to petplace.com for this insightful information!