President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Heidi (10/20)

President Eisenhower had a Weimaraner named Heidi. The dog was a gift to him from Arthur Summerfield. In a letter to Summerfield, President Eisenhower said “Heidi is definitely an asset to life in the White House. She cavorts on the South Lawn at a great rate, with such important projects as chasing squirrels and investigating what might be under bushes. She is beautiful and well-behaved (occasionally she tends toward stubbornness but is then immediately apologetic about it). And she is extremely affectionate and seemingly happy. I am constantly indebted to you both for giving her to me . . .”

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