Tag archive

National Pet Day

Celebrating Abe & Fido and our staff pals on National Pet Day

in Potpourri by

Ever wonder why so many dogs were named Fido? It may have something to do with President Abraham Lincoln’s beloved dog whom he adopted as a stray in Springfield, Illinois. Fido accompanied Lincoln on his rise from obscure country lawyer to the White House in 1861. It was the move to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that separated Lincoln and Fido — the president knew the skittish dog hated trains and loud noises and was forced to leave him behind with friends. But Lincoln had many animal companions throughout his life including dogs, cats, horses, game animals and the family pig. In the spirit of Lincoln and his animal friends, we thought we’d share some of our own beloved animals for National…

Keep Reading

Go to Top