“Speaking of Lincoln,” Bernie says, “he had a mustard-colored dog named Fido. A real ol’yaller who followed him around Springfield. And one of the first dogs ever photographed. But the Lincolns left Fido behind with a neighbor when they went to Washington, something about Fido being frightened by all the cannon fire and bell ringing that was going to happen on the trip.”
Cannon fire? Bell ringing? Sounds good to me.
“When they brought Lincoln back to Springfield, Fido was still alive. He went back to his original home that day and spent time with the mourners. There was also a White House dog named Jip who often ate lunch with Lincoln, sometimes on his lap so he’d be in a good spot for treats.”
From Chet’s blog, December 15, 2009.
(Big big) welcome to Dawson and B.Stover.
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