Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mr. Sniffles, Nixon Dog


In keeping with the spirit of presidential pets, I'd like to take a moment and tell you about my personal favorite, Mr. Sniffles.

Richard Nixon had several dogs during his tenure as president, none more beloved than Mr. Sniffles.

Mr. Sniffles came to the White House as an adorable puppy in 1969, the same year Nixon was sworn in as the 37th president of the United States. It is said that, when faced with the burden of an unwinnable war, Nixon would find solace in stroking Mr. Sniffles' stiff, bristling fur.

Mr. Sniffles would remain in the White House for a year and a half. Sadly, Mr. Sniffles' life ended in tragic fashion when White House guards were forced to shoot him while savagely tearing out the throat of local paperboy, Billy Cooper.

Mr. Sniffles, gone but not forgotten.

nwb

2 comments:

Kid Shay said...

Somewhere there's a portrait of Nixon petting Mr. Sniffles while the dog gnaws on the arm of a hippie.

Nate and Jeff Bowler, Co-Captains said...

Yes, I can just see Nixon training Mr. Sniffles to attack upon smelling patchouli.

nwb