Presidential Pet Figurine: Siam
- Approximately 1 ½ X 1 ½ inches
- Hand crafted and hand painted
- Not recommended for children under 3 years.
President Hayes owned the first Siamese kitten to reach America. Siam was a gift from the American Consul in Bangkok, Thailand, and soon became a favorite pet of the Hayes family and staff. Siam was allowed to roam the White House and often made "grand entrances" whenever the First Lady entertained guests.
Our uniquely crafted Siam figurine portrays the color and details of President Hayes' pet. She makes a fine addition to any collection and is the perfect gift.
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.