Latest United States presidential pets Stories

2009-01-05 12:22:11

India, the Bush family's pet cat, has died at the White House at the age of 18, a spokeswoman for First Lady Laura Bush said Monday. The Dallas Morning News said George W. Bush, his wife and daughters got the black American Shorthair as a kitten and named her after former Texas Rangers baseball player Ruben El Indio Sierra. The first feline, who also went by the nickname Willie, was overshadowed in recent years by her younger, more famous canine counterparts, Scottish Terriers Barney and...

2008-12-27 15:48:50

The manager of a pet adoption site in West Lothian, Scotland, says a Labrador puppy likely used as a holiday gift was handed in Christmas Day. Dogs Trust manager Susan Tonner said the abandonment of the puppy on Christmas Day represented a tragic holiday pattern of people not recognizing the responsibility associated with a canine present, The Scotsman reported Saturday. It is tragic that dogs are still being bought as Christmas gifts then abandoned so quickly, she said. People give such...

2008-12-12 10:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is not an ideal time to surprise a loved one with a new puppy or other pet as a gift, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today. "The holiday season may seem like the perfect time to give a puppy as a gift, but too often families are not prepared for the responsibility and commitment that comes with dog ownership," said Wolff. "Before buying or adopting a new pet, families should want, expect...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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