Presidential Pet Figurine: Nelson
- Approximately 1 ¾ X 1 ¼ inches
- Hand crafted and hand painted
- Not recommended for children under 3 years.
Named after the friend that gave then General Washington his “riding horse,” Nelson is the first Presidential Pet. A chestnut brown "charger" with white face and legs, Nelson was the steed that Washington mostly preferred to ride during the Revolutionary War period. They continued to enjoy affectionate connection into Nelson’s retirement at Mount Vernon, where skilled horseman President Washington kept him as a kind of pampered celebrity.
Hand crafted and hand painted, this lovely miniature figurine captures Nelson’s likeness. It makes the perfect gift and is a delightful addition to any collection.
The White House has been the home not just to the Presidents and the First Families, but also to all their family pets. Presidential pets have included barnyard animals, exotic birds, bears, alligators, domesticated cats, and many, many dogs. From FDR's Fala and the Bushes' Barney to the Obamas' Bo and Sunny, some of these pets have themselves become household names across America.