Growing Up in the White House

Grand Christmases, elite schools, elegant weddings – see what it means for kids to call 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. home. By Oliver Jones


The Obamas have promised daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, a dog, and their new puppy will have some big paws to fill. From Millie to Socks to Amy Carter's beloved Siamese cat Misty Malarkey Ying Yang, the White House has been home to many an animal. But the biggest menagerie may have belonged to the Kennedys, who had dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and the first pony, Macaroni (with the President and his children in 1962).