Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pet Raccoon



Presidential Pet week would not be complete without this unusual example of Mrs. Coolidge's pet raccoon. The picture was taken on Easter Sunday, 1927. This has to be one of the most unusual White House pets.

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  1. I have had a couple of pet raccoons. If you get them as tiny pups, they are easy to train. They are very affectionate (they love to cuddle). They also are very humorous, and mischievous. They also are very clean animals

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    1. I agree DADD, I've had several myself and they are adorable and so much fun.

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  2. and they purr too, just like cats!

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  3. DADD's pet raccoon must've been the exception to the rule.

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  4. Or maybe, when treated with love and care, a animal respods with love.

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  5. I honestly can't imagine keeping a raccoon as a pet. I wonder if they caged it or if it had free range?
    -Anne K.

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  6. In that photo, the raccoon appears to be looking directly at Mrs. Coolidge's neck.

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  7. and in other news... Mrs Coolidige was emitted to the hospital today in a foul tempered mood, foaming at the mouth.

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  8. Ours had the run of the house. He didn't care to go out side except to go potty.
    When we would feed him, he would go to the bathroom, get in the tub and turn the facet on a little and wash his food before eating it. It was funny to watch him try a wash a slice of bread.

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  9. I have heard stories of what happens if you give a racoon a sugar cube. They try to wash it and it disolves and they get very frustrated indeed!

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