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.

Bo and Sunny Obama
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Pete Souza/White House Photo

Sunny, a female Portuguese water dog, joined Bo Obama as "first pet" in August 2013. In a post on the White House's website, Sunny is described as "full of energy and very affectionate," whose name was chosen to "fit her cheerful personality."

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