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 - Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan and Rex
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Rex the King Charles cavalier spaniel rushes to greet President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan. The Reagans also had another dog, Lucky, a Bouvier des Flandres.

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