Monday, August 3, 2009

Laddie Boy

All of my friends are very aware that my boyfriend and I have a dog. We've had him for seven months, and updates on his progress and cute ways are pretty much constant. So I was gratified to read this afternoon about President Warren Gamaliel Harding's treatment of his dog. The dog was named Laddie Boy, pictured. Mrs. Harding made a dog biscuit cake for his birthday each year. Laddie Boy had his own chair in the White House, which he'd occupy when he sat in on cabinet meeting. He was very popular with newsboys, who collected pennies that were made into a statue in his image. It's now in the Smithsonian.
Photo credit: Ohio Historical Society

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