Lincoln’s Birthday

Our greatest president had a dog named Fido. (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog). Mary Todd L. refused to let Fido come to Washington when Lincoln won the presidency. He had photos of Fido taken in Springfield as a comfort for his sons (3 still alive at that point). Apparently Mary Todd L. had concerns about muddy tracks in the White House. Fido was still living in Springfield when they brought the body back. Fido attended the funeral.


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4 Responses to “Lincoln’s Birthday”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:58 am on February 12th, 2020


    I wonder if anyone in this present day would still name their dog Fido.

    A beautiful, sunny day in this neck of the woods.

    Create a good day!

  2. B. Stover
    10:54 am on February 12th, 2020

    “Fido” comes from the Latin verb (same spelling as the English word) meaning “trust.”

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    10:59 am on February 12th, 2020

    Good morning all! It seems to us that Mrs. L had a lot of peculiarities.
    Happy hump day to everyone.

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:07 pm on February 12th, 2020

    Westminster!…Well, we here are finally watching the first part of the Westminster Dog Show…snort!…The Toy group is showing and that darned pekingese just trotted along with all that Fur!…yeeep!…Still waiting for the Pug even though we know it won’t win….grump!

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