For President's Day we thought it would be fun to do a little research to see if there were any Goldens that lived in the White House, we learned of two!
President Gerald Ford's Golden Retriever - Liberty
One of the most well-known presidential pets was Gerald Ford's golden retriever patriotically named, Liberty. She was a friendly and obedient dog who could always be found in the Oval Office. She was trained to pay attention to a guest with a specific hand signal that President Ford was known to use when he wanted to break up a conversation or meeting.
|Ford Presidential Library & Museum|
President Ronald Reagan's Golden Retriever - Victory
Unlike most presidential dogs, Victory didn't live at the White House. The Reagan's opted to leave him behind at their Ranch in California with their other dogs where he could have free run of their property. Victory was often seen by the President's side while doing ranch work together.
|Presidential Pet Museum|
If My Goldens Ran the White House:
- Breakfast will be ready and waiting- no more prying our peeps out of bed.
- Unlimited playtime outside- no more being bribed to come in, we will come in when we're good and ready.
- Leashes will no longer be allowed - be free and run wild.
- Cookie jars will be filled and ready at all times - no more cookies pieces, we want the whole thing.
- Naps will be taken where we choose - yes, that means on the furniture.
- Feel free to lift your leg in the Oval Office - beware, there are no corners!
- Toys will be de-stuffed at will - squeaker and all.
- Guests of all kinds will be welcome - except cats. (sorry cat people)
- Dinnertime begging will be allowed - hand over those table scraps.
- Bedtime will take place in a bed - where it's meant to be.