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 FIRST PET photo | John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr.

Credit: ROBERT KNUDSEN/WHITE HOUSE/JFK MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Updated: Wednesday Nov 05, 2008 | 06:00 AM EST

THE FIRST PET

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).