Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 in Animal Issues, Politicians.
Regardless of who you’re voting for today, you can’t disagree that it hasn’t been an interesting four years in the White House on Pennsylvania Street.
Especially for the First Dog.
Initially, some were opposed to Bo Obama‘s presence in the Oval Office because he is indeed a breed.
But as months and years went by and many cute photographs were shot (thankfully, for blogs and other websites–public domain photographs like this one), even the staunchest shelter mutt-only proponent softened his heart, knowing Bo made Sasha, Malia, Barack and Michelle happier humans, not to mention a country that enjoyed being updated on his life amid stories of a bad economy, health care worries and other woes.
Almost every President has kept pets at the White House, some more exotic and interesting than shelter or breed dogs. Just take a look at a few of the First Animals that have occupied some of the highest positions a pet can hold.
Clinton: Sox the Cat was commonly referred to as “Executive Cat.” Sox has issues with the First Dog Buddy, but it’s unknown if he exercised any veto powers on him.
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