Friday, January 30, 2009

Laddie Boy

Do you guys know about Laddie Boy? The very first White House celebrity dog? He belonged to President Harding, and he was quite a dog - I'll even bet that if there was an internet back then, he would have probably been the first dog blogger. The Smithsonian has a fantastic article all about Laddie Boy:

You can read the entire Smithsonian article (with AWESOME pictures) HERE

Goooooooooooooooooooooooo Airedales!



To Aire is Divine


Cassie said...

Dear Bogart, Momma just read the Smithsonian article to us. It was great! Thanks for passing this valuable piece of Airedale history on to us! Smooches from pooches, BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Stanley said...

Hey, Bogart!

I wish I could read more about Teddy Roosevelt & his Airedales too! I'm heading over there right now to check out the article! Thanks for the educational/historical heads up,man!

Goober love,

Faya said...

It looks like a lot of celebrities had airedales. I don't know all your presidents but I will go and try to read the story.
Kisses, Faya

Maggie and Mitch said...

Laddie Boy is sure handsome! We wish we could have met him and played in his White House yard!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Bogie,
We've heard about Laddie Boy. What a star ay!!! I bet he had a lot of input on running the country too.
As for President Obama's dog choice, we think he should rescue a mutt from the pound.


Asta said...

Pwesident Hawding cewtainly had pafect taste in dogs!
you have a pwoud hewitge
smoochie kisses

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... there's a sensible president...a Dale in the White House...!!!!!

Our resident "perfect" Dale is featured on yesterday's bloggie when the big Lughead stood on his hindlegs and LOCKED MUMSIE AND ME in the basement...and Mumsie had no shoes on...and we have a least a foot of snow on the was ugleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Oh are gettin' handsomer and handsomer!!!

Barkin' at ya!!


We're gonna go to ebay and see if we can find any Laddie Boys on there!!!!!

Joe Stains said...

Wow, I think Obama should get an Airedale for sure!