Presidential pets

November 12, 1992|By Orange County Register

The last cat in the White House was Jimmy Carter's, but historically, taste for cats or dogs hasn't fallen along party lines.

Republican Abraham Lincoln probably owned the first presidential cat.

Republican Rutherford B. Hayes had a Siamese cat.

Republican William McKinley had an Angora.

Democrat Woodrow Wilson's white cat was named Puffins.

Democrat John F. Kennedy had Tom Kitten.

Republican Gerald Ford, remembered for his slobbering retriever, Liberty, moved into the White House dogless, with just his daughter's Siamese, Chan.

Democrat Jimmy Carter's daughter had a Siamese.

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