President's best friend: White House pets

POSTED: 04:17 AM PDT Oct 26, 2012    UPDATED: 06:10 AM PDT May 19, 2014 

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are mourning after their Scottish terrier, Miss Beazley, died over the weekend. In Miss Beazley's honor, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.

William Howard Taft's cow, Pauline Wayne
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President William Howard Taft kept a cow named Pauline Wayne on the White House grounds. Here, she is seen in front of the State, War and Navy Building, now known as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

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