President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Fala (8/20)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt had a Scottish Terrier named Fala. Fala was given to him as a present by Mrs. August G. Kellog of Westport, CT. This dog was loved, he had a bone brought to him each morning on the President’s own breakfast tray. The dog is also said to have had a special chair at the foot of President Roosevelt’s bed. In 1944 when he was running for his fourth term he accidentally left Fala behind on the Aleutian Islands. Roosevelt allegedly sent back ships to get the dog.

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