White House Pet Stories: Socks and Buddy Vs. Millie

We asked for your choice of favorite pet stories.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Our memories are short when it comes to presidential pets, but of the most recent top dogs and cats, Americans prefer Bill Clinton's Buddy and Socks over either of the Bush pets: George W.'s Barney or George H. W.'s Millie. In our latest Synovate eNation Internet Poll, we asked for your choice of favorite White House pet stories. Top dog: Thirty-four percent chose the teaming of Socks and Buddy to pen a children's book. Way down, and mostly forgotten, was LBJ's famous singing with Yuki, at just 10 percent.

The Whispers Poll

As we saw in the debut of President Obama's new dog, first pets often become news stories on their own. What was your favorite pet story from recent White Houses?

The children's book from Clinton's Socks and Buddy34%Puppies mothered by Millie, George H.W. Bush's dog30%BarneyCam26%LBJ singing with Yuki10%Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted April 17-21 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.