The President and the first family are part of many crucial American traditions. They pardon a turkey every year for Thanksgiving, they light the national Christmas tree, and host a massive Easter egg hunt without fail. (And, of course, there’s the whole upholding-democracy thing.) But perhaps the most interesting tradition that proves they’re just like the rest of us normies is the acquisition of a White House pet. This longstanding custom goes all the way back to George Washington, who kept dogs and even a parrot inside the White House during his tenure. By now, it’s safe to say 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been home to a lot of animals. Although the pets have ranged from pygmy hippopotamuses to spotted cats, we’re sure each animal has been privy to some classified information – man, if those cats could talk. Without further ado, here are a few presidential pets that we’d reelect into office any day.