Talk:United States presidential pets

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Just a quick note: I removed "by president" from this article because we don't have equivalent lists by other criteria, and by president is the obvious (IMO) way to order things. The only other ordering that springs to mind is by type. Of course, we could have both orderings on the same page. Martin 00:02, 15 Dec 2003 (UTC)

We could, I'm not sure whether it's worth while. We could list Presidents by the types of pets they owned too I guess... 04:10, 15 Dec 2003 (UTC)

At the moment "by president" seems to be in chronological order for the first several and then random (?) order after that. So I'll go with chronological (reverse) order, since I suspect that's how most folks think about the U.S. Prez's anyway. Elf | Talk 05:58, 12 Mar 2004 (UTC)


Also owned a Badger Taxidea named Josiah. The Badger is included in letters of diplomats from Japan and other countries. I would like to add this item.


User:Jeebee25 08:24, 05 Jan 2007 (UTC)

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The paragraph I added about Trump has been removed with the comment "Not verifiable". What does that mean? The source does say that. Agreed the NY Post is not the most reliable source but I think it's ok for this information. If not I can probably find another source. Is there some other objection? Kendall-K1 (talk) 02:39, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

suggest clarification/revision[edit]

The article opens by saying that Presidents had pets, quote, "while serving their term(s) in office". Therefore, one would assume the article only includes pets that lived during a given President's administration. If true, Checkers Nixon (at least) doesn't belong here, as he died several years before Nixon took office. (He was, of course, alive when Nixon was Vice-President.) I suggest the entire list be edited to include only "Presidential" pets, or the title and introductory statement be altered. Elsquared (talk) 08:29, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

There is a footnote that explains why Checkers is on the list. I agree the list should only include pets that lived during the administration, but am happy with the Checkers exception and footnote. If there are any others, they should be similarly footnoted, discussed here, or removed. Kendall-K1 (talk) 14:13, 4 March 2017 (UTC)