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    Sunny, the new Obama family dog, on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013.
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  • Presidential Pets

    The First Family Dog Bo stands by the larger than life decoration of himself in the Booksellers Hall of the White House Nov. 30, 2010.
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  • Bo and President Obama

    President Obama and the new White House puppy race down a White House corridor. Because Bo, who was a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy, is a purebred and not from a pound, the Obama family has promised to make a donation to the D.C. Humane Society.
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  • Joe Biden

    Vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden's feline friend Daisy has been a part of the family's Delaware home for years. Daisy is 14-years-old. Biden's wife, Jill, has told her husband that she will buy him a dog for his birthday in November if they win the election.
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  • Barney

    Barney is dressed as official first cowboy on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, as he gets ready to celebrate Halloween. Former President Bush announced Feb. 1, 2013 that Barney had died after twelve and a half good years. He spent eight of them in the White House.
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  • White House Pets

    The White House pets, India, Miss Beazley and Barney, get ready for a Boo-tiful Halloween Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, as they sit for photos on the South Lawn of the White House. Being very patient, from left, are India, as the wizard; Beazley, as a strawberry, and Barney, as a cowboy.
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  • Presidential Pets

    Late night TV shows have ridiculed and compared Vice President Dick Cheney to Darth Vader so in a wicked response, Cheney dressed one of his dogs as the famous Star Wars character. The Vice President's other Labrador retriever is dressed up as Superman.
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  • socks

    As the "first pet" of the Clinton era, Socks, the White House cat, became a household name. Socks was adopted by the Clintons in 1991 after he jumped into Chelsea Clinton's arms after a piano lesson. He eventually lost the position of first pet in 1997, when the Clintons acquired Buddy, a labrador retriever. Betty Currie, Bill Clinton's personal secretary, adopted Socks when he left the White Hous
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  • Presidential Pets

    Always good for an all-American scene, President Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy pose with Lucky, a bouvier des flanders.
    Presidential Pet Museum
  • Presidential Pets

    President Gerald Ford needed a friend after his controversial pardon of former President Richard Nixon. His golden retriever, Liberty, seen here in the Oval Office, was always faithful.
    Presidential Pet Museum
  • Presidential Pets

    President Richard Nixon's political career was once saved by a dog. His famous "Checkers" speech prompted Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to keep the Nixon on their successful presidential ticket.
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  • Presidential Pets

    President John F. Kennedy with son John Jr., daughter Caroline and her pony Macaroni, which was a gift from then Vice President Lyndon Johnson. That's one way to stay on the ticket!
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  • Presidential Pets

    The Kennedy family with their Irish spaniel Shannon, Welsh terrier Charlie, German shepherd Clipper and pet Pushinka's puppies.
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  • Presidential Pets

    First lady Florence Harding, wife of President Warren G. Harding, shakes hand to paw with their airdale Laddie Boy.
    Presidential Pet Museum
  • Presidential Pets

    President Teddy Roosevelt's son Quentin with his pony Aligonquin. Roosevelt, the nation's 26th preisdent, had a number of horses including Bleistein, his favorite, several dogs, a snake named Emily Spinach, a Macaw named Eli Yale, a lion, hyena, zebra and a one-legged rooster.
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