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    Default Odd White House pets

    Thomas Jefferson had more than thirty pets including two grizzly bear cubs. They were a gift from the explorer Zebulon Pike. The bears didn't stick around long as Jefferson saw fit to send them to a museum in Philadelphia

    John Quincy Adams kept a pet alligator in the East Room of the white House. It slithered around and chased visitors. He also had silkworms

    Andrew Jackson kept fighting cocks. No word if he had any cock fights at the White house

    Martin Van Buren kept two tiger cubs for a short time

    The Lincolns let their sons Willie and Tad keep their pet goats in their rooms. They also had dogs, a rabbit, a horse, and a turkey

    Andrew Johnson fed the white mice he found in his White House bedroom

    Benjamin Harrison had a goat, a collie, and two opossums he named Mr. Reciprocity and Mr. Protection

    Teddy Roosevelt's brood brought a veritable zoo to the White house. Their animal retinue included badgers, mice, raccoons, pigs, parrots ,dogs, cats, baby bears, snakes, a one legged rooster, a kangaroo rat, and a Shetland pony named Algonquin plus a spotted Hyena that Roosevelt taught tricks and let beg for scraps at the dinner table.

    William Taft had two cows, Mooly Wooly, and Pauline Wayne, At least one of them lived in the White house kitchen, Taft liked his milk REALLY FRESH!

    Woodrow Wilson kept a herd of sheep that he let graze on the White House lawn. He also had a ram named Old Ike that liked to chew tobacco.

    Calvin Coolidge had Rebecca and Horace, raccoons, Ebenezer the donkey and Budget Bureau, lion cubs, Billy, the pygmy hippo, several dogs, canaries, a wallaby, a small antelope and a black bear.

    Herbert Hoover one upped John Adams by bringing two crocodiles to the White House!
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    Right now the American people are keeping a skunk in the White House.

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    AMEN!!!Nick

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    And a pampered dog. "It's good to be the King".

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...iday-home.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    And a papered dog. "It's good to be the King".

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...iday-home.html
    And a cow..

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    Quote Originally Posted by John L. Lucci View Post
    And a cow..
    I thought it was a Wookie.

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    And one useless mother in law in the white house.

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    And a 6' 1" black snake.

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    Joe Biden & Hillary.................. coupla pet polecats if there ever were any...................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    And a 6' 1" black snake.


    You give him far too much credit.. I'd guess he's more of a a 4 incher with small clams.

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