You can almost hear Caroline Kennedy saying, "Daddy, just hold Macaroni for a minute! And don't let John-John touch him!"
Barack Obama should be relieved that all his daughters want for a pet at the White House is a dog.
John F. Kennedy's children kept ponies there, even though the White House stables had been demolished back in 1911.
"Macaroni" and "Tex" were gifts from Vice President Lyndon Johnson to the Kennedy children. They lived in temporary stalls right on the grounds.
Today is the 45th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination. This photo was kindly loaned by the White House and can be seen in the "White House Horses" exhibit now touring the country.