A White House without a four-legged acquaintance would be a scarcity, tells Dave Baker, the co-owner of the Presidential Pet Museum, a donation-based institution not affiliated with the White House or the federal government.
There are only a few organisations that didnt feature any babies at the White House, Baker told The Huffington Post. Martin Van Buren had a couple of tiger cubs that got transmitted to the zoo. Other than that, he didnt have bird-dogs or “cat-o-nine-tails” or anything like that.
Andrew Johnson too absence a formal furry comrade, though he did make a habit of feeding mice he encountered in the White House, which surely didnt endear him to numerous White House staffers.
And the third pet-less White House isnt a clear-cut case or at least the disagreement seems a bit( ahem) more hairy: While Harry Truman apparently disliked pups, people nevertheless saved granting him( and his daughter) puppies. I think you could argue that his was a pet-less organisation, responds Baker, though technically the puppies stayed there for a bit.
Should Trump opt to really stayed his cervix out there and, read, bring in a giraffe instead of a more standard animal companion, hed actually be in pretty good firm. The list of past pets includes everything from carry and beast rookies to alligators, goats and raccoons.
Teddy Roosevelts family alone had a one-legged rooster, a garter serpent mentioned Emily Spinach( his daughter Alice carried it around with her ), and a pet badger with an admittedly short temper but a essentially friendly disposition.( He bites legs sometimes, Teddys son Archie showed, but he never pierces faces .)
Are there limits in place on what a chairperson can have as a domesticated now, in more modern times? Not that Im aware of, Baker replied. I speculate President-elect Trump could move a giraffe into the Roosevelt Room if thats what he wanted to do.
But Baker said hed be surprised if a dog doesnt end up in a Trump White House one way or another, though maybe not by burrowing for the purposes of the fencing.( Then again, it is possible to as well, caused Trump wants to stop federal oversight of hound meatsafety .)
I amply foresee there will be a dog running around and wagging his tail, hopping up onto the president and generating him the elation that simply a domesticated dog can, he supposed. In point, one of Trumps advocates articulates she has gifted him a goldendoodle puppy identified Patton, but we dont know hitherto whether Trump has accepted that gift.