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---"I want to add my praise for WiggleLegs Frog toy.  My cat loves to play with WiggleLegs No other toy will do.  When I ask her to find WiggleLegs she goes right to it!  I just ordered 3 more as I'm afraid you will stop making them and then I don't know what we will do!"

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---"I just wanted to let you know that my cat, Molly, is absolutely addicted to your FlyToys. I literally have to hide them from her so she will go to sleep at night, but as soon as morning arrives she is sitting right in front of their hiding place waiting for them to come out and play."

Each MetPet FlyToy is handmade by skilled artisans with great attention to detail.  They come in the form of bugs, amphibians, mammals and more in three very reasonable price points.

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Laddie Boy, Warren Harding's Airedale

With his own cabinet seat Laddie Boy was a White House favorite Staff Writer

Laddie Boy the Airedale (1919-1929) was President Warren G. Harding's (tenure 1921-1923) famous White House dog.  He would retrieve golf balls on the White House lawn and  greet official delegations. He would have dogs over for play and even received a birthday cake made from biscuits.  Laddie Boy had his own hand-carved chair to sit upon during Cabinet meetings and was quoted by reporters in mock interviews.

When the Teapot Dome scandal errupted, it is said that Harding used Laddie Boy for photo ops to present a picture of normalcy to the american public. Laddie Boy showed up at the annual Easter Egg Roll greeting children and performing tricks while the Hardings looked on.

In 1923 President Harding died, possibly from heart disease, in San Francisco when he became ill on his 'Voyage of Understanding' to the western states.  Laddie Boy had reportedly howled for three days before Harding passed away possibly sensing that something was wrong.

The Hardings had been newspaper publishers before coming to the White House and, as a gift to Mrs. Harding, 19,000 members of the Newsboys Association each donated a penny, 103.5 pounds worth, to be melted down and shaped into a sculpture of Laddie Boy. 

The bronze statue by artist Bashka Paeff was given by the Roosevelt Newsboys Association of Lynne, MA to the Smithsonian in 1927.  Laddie Boy died two years later in January of 1929.  The statue is now in the Smithsonian collection and is displayed in the Ceremonial Court of the National Museum of American History.


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