If you didn’t get a chance to read her post, consider yourself lucky you didn’t have to waste any precious brain cells on her “Yorkie” trivia.
However, I didn’t believe her claim that “scroungy old fur-lickers” probably never lived in the White House, so I had Dewey check it out.
Dewey: I’m glad to report that many cats have made their homes in the White House, beginning with Tabby, a cat who owned Abraham Lincoln.
In 1878, another feline of note lived in the White House with Rutherford Hayes. Siam was a gift from the American Consul in Bangkok, Thailand, the very first Siamese cat to reach the United States.
Two other Siamese resided in the White House as well. One with Gerald Ford and one with Jimmy Carter. Obviously The General was quite impressed by this information.
Calvin Coolidge was quite a feline fan. He shared the White House with four cats. He is shown here with Tiger, who was often carried around the President’s neck or seen tagging along beside him.
So, is that all the cats who have lived in the White House?
Dewey: No, there have been other U.S. Presidents owned by cats, as well. I’ve just listed several for your fans today.
Thank you for sharing, Dewey. I’m not surprised that cats are living behind the scenes in the lives of these powerful men. Someone’s got to help them run the world!