President's best friend: White House pets

Published On: Oct 26 2012 06:17:36 AM CDT   Updated On: May 19 2014 08:10:49 AM CDT

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are mourning after their Scottish terrier, Miss Beazley, died over the weekend. In Miss Beazley's honor, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.

Presidential pets - Gerald Ford with Liberty the Golden Retriever
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

President Gerald Ford pets Liberty the Golden Retriever. Liberty had puppies while in the White House, and the Ford family also had a Siamese cat named Shan.

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