With Malice Toward None

Thinking about Lincoln’s dog Fido today. Lincoln loved Fido (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog) but 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). Fido was still living in Springfield when they brought the body back. He went back to his original home that day and spent time with the mourners.


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6 Responses to “With Malice Toward None”

  1. B. Stover
    10:27 am on January 20th, 2021

    I like the name, Fido.

    Good day to all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    10:45 am on January 20th, 2021

    No loving dog should be forcefully separated and made to live away from its two legged.
    Good day everyone.

  3. BooBear
    8:08 pm on January 20th, 2021

    I can’t imagine leaving a pet behind. The Duchess of Sussex left her pup twice in her moves.

  4. Hobbit
    8:28 pm on January 20th, 2021

    I can’t wait to see photos of the dogs in the White House and playing on the lawn.

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on January 20th, 2021

    Brother!…The “First Dawgs!”….grunt!…I bet they will get slim jims everyday and more…gruffle!

    Grappling!…I’m still wondering how someone else can make someone like the President leave his beloved friends he loved behind…wheeze!…This makes me mad as a pug without supper…grump!

  6. mlaiuppa
    9:15 pm on January 21st, 2021

    There is another famous Fido. And Italian “Hachi-ko.”

    There was a famous canine named Fido who lived in Italy during WWII. He was owned by a brick kiln worker named Carlo Soriani who lived in the town of Borgo San Lorenzo. For two years Fido would walk to the bus stop with Soriani on his way to catch a bus to work. Fido would also greet his master at the bus stop at the end of the work day. One day, the factory Soriani worked in was bombed and he perished. That evening, Fido showed up at the bus stop but his master wasn’t there. Every day for the next 14 years he went to the bus stop waiting for Soriani to return from work. Italian newspapers picked up the story about Fido, making him famous. They even built a statue to him in his home town. Fido was faithful until the day he died.

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