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Presidential Piggies

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What do the names Dr. Johnson, Bob Evans, Bishop Doan, and Father O’Grady all have in common? 

They were all guinea pigs owned by President Theodore Roosevelt's children!

Yep, that's right -- the 26th presidential family owned some pretty fancy presidential cavies! Ted, holding a guinea pig in the photo above, was given the family's first two pigs and immediately became attached; he often carried them in baskets and the children loved to play with the pigs on the lawn. Despite his rugged outdoorsman qualities, Theodore Roosevelt was also quite fond of the guinea pigs, caring for them when his daughter Ethel once took a vacation. 

Beloved Fuzzberta getting in touch with her Founding Fathers . . . if your piggie was President, what would their first action be? Let us know what you guinea would do in office to help the world.

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 Reference: http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/theodore-roosevelts-guinea-pigs/

 


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