Monday, April 27, 1964: LBJ's dogs

President Johnson picked his two beagle pups up by the ears Monday and let them yowl. "Why did you do that?" a woman reporter inquired. Johnson had just dropped "Him," and a few moments before had lifted "Her" by the ears and let her down. "To make him bark," he said. "It's good for him. And, if you've ever followed dogs, you like to hear them yelp." ... Some authorities on dogs questioned the President's handling.
     -- Associated Press (story: @)
     -- Photo by Charles P. Gorry, Associated Press

* "SPCA Yelps When Johnson Picks Dogs Up By Ears" (AP): @
* "Dog Lovers Howl Over LBJ Picking Up Beagles By Ears To Make 'Em Yelp" (AP): @
* "White House Mum on Mail Trend Reports" (AP, May 1): @
* "Dogs Have Got Presidents Both In And Out Of Trouble" (AP, May 18): @ 
* Phone call between LBJ and Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (April 29): @ 
* "A National Yelp Over an Earlift" (Life magazine, May 8): @
* "Her and Him" (Life magazine, June 19): @
* Entry from Presidential Pet Museum: @
* Entry from LBJ Presidential Library: @ 

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