Our US presidents may give the speeches on tv and radio, but we know where they get their ideas: the cats, dogs and other pets that live at the White House. Who better to listen to the complex issues and offer unbiased, nonpartisan opinions?

Our top 10 presidential pets names:
  1. Misty Malarky Ying Yang – Siamese cat – Carter
  2. King Timahoe – Irish Setter – Nixon
  3. Pushinka – Mutt (gift of Russian premier, puppy of Soviet space dog Strelka) – Kennedy
  4. Macaroni – a pony (also Kennedy) macaroni pony! Does it get better than that?
  5. Weejie – Norwegian Elkhound – Hoover
  6. Valeriano Weyler and Enrique DeLome – Angora kittens – McKinley
  7. Siam – But only because it was the first Siamese Cat in the United States – Hayes
  8. Piccolomini – Cat – Hayes
  9. Baron Spreckle – Hen – Roosevelt
  10. Boston Beans – Bulldog  – Coolidge

Do you have any good pet names to share?  Leave them in the comments!

[thanks to Kurt Magoon and br1dotcom for the photos!]