What a President and an Actress Had in Common

He was already the Supreme Commander in 1943 when Eisenhower wrote to his wife, Mamie: “The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from home as we are in Africa. I have a Scottie. In him. I find consolation and diversion… he is the one person to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to the war.”

The Scottie that Eisenhower often mentioned was “Caacie” who accompanied him to England and provided companionship during his planning for the D-Day invasion. So why are we showing you a picture not of Eisenhower? 

Because we can?  Nah, it’s just segue to mention that Dorothy Lamour was also a Scottie owner. Young whippersnappers may wonder who the heck Dorothy Lamour was, but old film buffs will remember her as being the “straight woman” in all of the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope “On the Road” movies, the exotic sarongs she wore, her signature costume.

Lamour didn’t grow up with dogs, and it wasn’t until her second husband, William Howard Ross III died in 1978 that she got a dog.  Of that dog, “Coco,” Lamour wrote, “I’ve shocked friends when I told them I have a new boyfriend and then bring out a photo of that little dog.”

The Scottish Terrier totally enriched her life.

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