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Quentin and the June bug.
Quentin examines a June bug on his hand

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The Family Pets
President Roosevelt seemed to enjoy the family's numerous pets just as much as his children. In this photo, his son Quentin is examining a June bug on his hand. Roosevelt enjoyed writing letters to his friends and telling them about his children's animals. Here's an example:

To Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward White House, Oct. 20, 1902,

"At this moment, my small daughter being out, I am acting as nurse to two wee guinea pigs, which she feels would not be safe save in the room with me--and if I can prevent it I do not intend to have wanton suffering inflicted on any creature."

Would you have trusted Roosevelt to take care of your pet?

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