January 30. And today is the birthday of the 32nd President of the US – Franklin D. Roosevelt. I’m not a political dog (!) so I won’t go into FDR’s policies or any of that – but I WILL tell you that he owned a dog – Fala, who was a VERY famous presidential dog and is THE only dog to be represented in a presidential memorial!
Yup – Fala, was a Scottish Terrier -and close sidekick to the president. Fala was a WELL behaved dog – who traveled to many places with the President and had a huge following in the press. Mind you – there was one scandal involving Fala, when it was reported that FDR mistakenly left Fala behind on a trip to the Aleutian Islands – and he spent millions in sending the Navy back to get Fala. FDR even addressed this “fake news” in an address to the public:
Here’s a great summary story all about Fala and FDR:
So as I said, I won’t comment on FDR or his policies – but clearly he must have been a half decent guy to have such a loving companion who missed him so much when he was gone…. Happy birthday Mr. President. He would have been 137.
Hey – I FORGOT to tell you about something great when they had my human’s retirement party from work last week. They had a lovely dinner for her and gave her several gifts – two very nice books AND a substantial gift certificate. And WHERE was the gift certificate to you might ask. And if you didn’t, I’ll still tell you. No – not a jewelry store. Not a book store or a clothing store. Thankfully NOT the Dollar Store. Nope – not a restaurant. Do you know WHERE the gift is for? The PET store. Seriously – is that not THE best gift ever? I guess her colleagues at work heard that she has dogs. The multiple photos and the breed calandars in her office were no doubt a BIT of a giveaway. And the fact that she talks about us once in awhile. Cough. Cough. Anyway – that gift is VERY much appreciated and will be put to GOOD use!!!!!!
One more day of work for her tomorrow…..counting hours now….
Have a good one. Peace and pawsup.
Seizure free days: 6