Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fala, and unkown woman via a qualidade do silencio.
Nicolaus Mills, a professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, looks at Fala and Checkers's roles in presidential races. It's fascinating, but I hope Bo remains simply a pet and not a politician.
The Vice President and his family enjoy the beach with their dog Checkers while on a weekend holiday in Mantoloking, New Jersey, in August 1953. Via the Richard Nixon Library.
P.S. If anyone knows anything about the FDR photo, please email me. I would love to know more about it and give a photo credit.