George Bush Sr. Once Wrote This Funny Memo To The White House Staff Regarding His Fat Dog Ranger
Presidential dogs are a tradition that goes back all the way to George Washington – 30 of the 44 presidents have had at least one dog in the West Wing.
Current President Donald Trump is the first since William McKinley over 100 years ago to not have a dog or pet of any kind in the White House, explaining that he “doesn’t have the time,” and that it “feels a little phony to me.” According to his first wife Ivana, Trump is simply “not a dog fan.”
Back in 1992, when George Bush Sr. was President, an English Springer Spaniel named Ranger found a happy home at the White House. Ranger was a friendly pup who was popular with the staff, so much so that many of them couldn’t resist giving him treats.
Ranger became so fat that Bush had to send out this hilarious memo, instructing staff to refrain from feeding Ranger “food of any kind.”