Winston Churchill's pets

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Churchill petting Monty's dog, Rommel

Winston Churchill's pets are the various pet animals which were kept by Winston Churchill.

Churchill was an animal lover.[1] He had pet cats and dogs such as his bulldog Dodo, poodle Rufus, wartime cat Nelson and marmalade cat, Jock.[2][3] He also kept a large variety of creatures on his estate, Chartwell, including butterflies, fish, cows, pigs and swans.[4]

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  1. ^ Warren Dockter (27 Jan 2015), "Pigs, poodles, and African lions - meet Churchill the animal-lover", Daily Telegraph
  2. ^ Kathryn Selbert (2013), War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus, Charlesbridge, ISBN 9781607345985
  3. ^ Desmond Morris (2007), Fantastic Cats: A Feast of Famed and Fabled Felines, Little, p. 73, ISBN 9781904435624
  4. ^ "Tastes and Favourites", Churchill By Himself, RosettaBooks, 2013, ISBN 9780795334320