President's best friend: White House pets

Published On: Oct 26 2012 06:17:36 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2016 10:10:46 AM CDT

In honor of National Pet Day, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.

William Howard Taft's cow, Pauline Wayne
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President William Howard Taft kept a cow named Pauline Wayne on the White House grounds. Here, she is seen in front of the State, War and Navy Building, now known as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

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