A pet befitting a badass president

badgerNow that the Obamas are moving into the White House, the nation turns its attention to a very important topic: what kind of dog will they get?

But whatever breed they pick, it won't be as cool as the pets kept by AOA's favorite president from New York: noted badass Teddy Roosevelt.

Roosevelt had a pet badger named Josiah.* And, yes, he was a spirited little guy (the badger, not Roosevelt -- though we understand he could get worked up, too.)

The Roosevelt family apparently kept quite the menagerie at the White House, including dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, and a bear cub.

* Yes, we realize this is kind of crazy. And, no, we don't think you should get one. In fact, if one of our neighbors here in Albany got a badger, we would probably have to call that person "Crazy Badger Guy."

photo: Flickr user aburt


I'm afraid to say one of your neighbor across the street (me), had 2 raccoons last year. Un-invited. And pervs. They better not come back this Spring, goddamnit.

Mushroom! Mushroom!

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