Jimmy Carter's Border Collie "Grits"

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SKU 25090

Jimmy Carter was President of the United States from 1977 until 1981. When the Carter family moved into the White House in 1977, they did not bring any dogs with them. Amy Carter's public school teacher, Verona Meeder, tried to rectify that situation by giving 9-year-old Amy a handsome border collie mix. The dog, who was born on the same day Jimmy Carter won the presidential election, was named Grits in honor of the Carter family's Southern roots. Grits' arrival at the White House is recorded in the presidential diary on June 8, 1977.

This machine washable black and white pup is 8" long and 7" tall.

For ages 24 months and up. The Presidential Pet hang tag notes President Carter's years in office and identifies "Grits" as President Carter's collie.