White House Pets #4 – Rex Reagan – Cavalier Ki…

White House Pets #4 – Rex Reagan – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Rex was a Christmas present that was given to Nancy Reagan by her husband in 1985. That same month, Rex helped flip the switch on the light to the National Christmas Tree. 

Rex was given quite an extravagant dog house, that included curtains and framed photos of both the president and the first lady. 

Rex really disliked the Lincoln bedroom inside the White House, he would refuse to enter the room, and sometimes was seen standing in the doorway barking into the room. 

Rex made headlines when he had to go into surgery to have his tonsils removed. 

He lived until he was 13 and was ultimately put down after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart due to disease. 

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