Don’t yell “King me” yet, it doesn’t mean what you think it means. It’s Checkers Day! Checkers, in this case, doesn’t mean it’s time to pull out game pieces or hop in your car for some fast food. Also known as Dogs in Politics Day, we’re celebrating pets of the White House. This isn’t a PETA or SPCA ploy, it’s a Nixon thing. In his 1952 speech refuting the mishandling of $18,000 in campaign funds, California Senator Richard Nixon admitted to one political gift he intended to keep, their dog, Checkers.
Today, $18,000 is probably a drop in the bucket when compared to the amount of mishandled funds it would take to garner a televised press conference, but we have this accusation to thank for today’s holiday. Celebrate by visiting the Presidential Pet Museum and meeting the POTUS’s and their pups. Maybe they will inspire a new addition to your family.
HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!
Today’s References: Wikipedia, Youtube, Presidential Pet Museum