One of the most iconic first dogs, former president Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish terrier named Fala starred in a movie, was named an honorary Army private and had his own press secretary.
Fala accompanied the president everywhere, eating his meals in Roosevelt's study, sleeping in a chair at the foot of his bed. Within a few weeks of his arrival, the puppy was sent to the hospital with a serious intestinal disturbance. He had discovered the White House kitchen, and everyone was feeding him. When he came home, Roosevelt issued a stern order to the entire White House staff: 'Not even one crumb will be fed to Fala except by the President.' From then on, Fala was in perfect health.
Gracie and I have a bit of a soft spot for Scotties. We've both been around them all our lives. Gracie has played with my parent's Scotties since she was 8 weeks old and I was born into a Scottie household. I grew up with a Scottie by my side my entire life until little miss Gracie came along. Now she ends up with a Scottie on each side of her every time she visits my parents!
Meet Gracie's Scotties: Kody & Katie