Thursday, January 12, 2012

Presidents and pit bulls



"The greatest thing about him is cool persistency of purpose. He has the grip of a bulldog; when he once gets his teeth in, nothing can shake him off."

President Lincoln's impression of Ulysses S. Grant

Pushing to the front, or, Success under difficulties: a book of inspiration

1 comment:

vintage said...

My favorite Presidential doggie...Theodore Roosevelt's Pete:

1907: President Roosevelt's Bulldog pup "Pete" expelled then re-expelled from the Whitehouse after several attacks

May 01 1907 returns to White house after banishment for attacking diplomat
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00813FC3C5C15738DDDA80894DD405B878CF1D3

May 10 1907 attacks Naval Clerk John Thomas and it takes Whitehouse police 15 minutes to make Pete release:
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40A1FFB385512738DDDA90994DD405B878CF1D3

July 25, 1907 Pete permanently banished after attacking a telegraph worker installing a communication line:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LNlBAAAAIBAJ&sjid=26kMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2619,7819756&dq=attacked+by+bulldog+pete&hl=en