One of the best things about our past presidents is that they had dogs. Barack and Michelle Obama seemed to really dig Portuguese water dogs and had two of them.
First was Bo, who started hanging out in the White House back in 2009. Sunny followed, joining in 2012.
Former US President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were the parents of Barney, a Scottish terrier who sadly died at the age of 13 in 2013. Bill and Hillary Clinton had a dog named Buddy, who was a chocolate-colored Labrador retriever. Oddly enough, Buddy might not have been quite as popular as Socks, their pet cat.
Then there were the many dogs owned by George H. W. Bush.
He was truly a dog fan and had pups around him throughout most of his life. Mildred “Millie” Kerr Bush was the springer spaniel who was owned by George and his wife, Barbara. Sully H. W. Bush is still living and was the service dog who was by George’s side at the time of his death.
And then there was Ranger. Ranger was Millie’s son, and sources say that the pup quickly stole George’s heart. But since Millie got most of the attention, not as many people focused on him.