World, meet little Freddy Bush — who started off life being abandoned at a dump site in Dallas, and just got adopted by a former president and first lady.
That former president is, of course, George W. Bush, who on Monday posted the sweetest, loveliest message about Freddy on Facebook:
Laura W. Bush and I are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family, Freddy Bush. We visited the SPCA of Texas‘ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center last Tuesday to thank them for their great work – and came home with a puppy. We already love him, and even our cats Bob and Bernadette are finding Freddy’s charm futile to resist. If you could use a little extra joy in your life, consider adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue group.
Laura Bush cuddled a kitten at the SPCA of Texas, too.
Since you’re probably curious: The George W. Bush Presidential Center’s website has some notes on Bob Bush the cat’s history.
Bob, the site says, was “found on the ranch in Crawford and was rescued by President and Mrs. Bush in the summer of 2011. Formerly homeless, Bob now comfortably resides in Dallas. He enjoys playing with lizards, but he especially loves to search for the sunniest spot in the house to take a long catnap.”
Sounds like you’ve got a great life ahead, Freddy Bush — and don’t feel pressured to run for office if it’s not your bag, but we’ll certainly cover your run if you do decide to get into the family business.
These days we may have plenty to fight about, as far as politics goes, but we can all agree that adoption is the best policy.
Do you know a former president who’s adopted a pet? Have another animal story to share? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org