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American Dogs

During the “Dog Days of Summer,” we examined America’ stories through its dogs. You’ll be amazed by stories about the dogs of 9-11, the first seeing eye dog in the U.S., and how the K-9 corps of World War II was made up of people’s pets.

President Taft’s Cow

When President Taft took office, Mrs. Taft insisted they buy a cow to be kept at the White House. She knew that Washington, D.C. did not have dairies nearby. Her husband was well-known for his appetite, and their youngest child, Charles who was 11, would be living with them. Mrs. Taft wanted to be sure the family’s milk and butter needs were taken care of.

Taft's cow
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