JFK And Clipper
“Here’s something,” says Bernie. “A woman named Margaret Reed is writing a book about the Kennedy family’s pets. Well, somebody had to do it, right, big guy?”
If Bernie says so, then that’s that. But just between you and me, I’ve watched a writer or two at work, and – there must be other jobs out there, let’s put it that way.
“JFK and his famly had nine dogs living with them in the White House. Just one living there now if that means anything.”
Hey! That would be Bo. I’m following this, no problem.
“There was Pushinka, a gift from Nikita Khrushchev, who had puppies in the White House, and Shannon, a cocker spaniel from Eamon de Valera, and all these others. After the assassination, Jackie Kennedy kept Shannon but gave away all the others. Margaret Reed has tracked down what happened to every of them – except for a German shepherd named Clipper. Clipper was given to Jackie by Joe Kennedy, JFK’s father and not one of my favorite characters, on account of his behavior in the run-up to WWII.”
Oops. I stopped following.
“So Clipper’s fate is a mystery. Anybody know what happened to Clipper?”
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