Presidential Pets – Episode 74 – Finding Alice

November 4, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Josiah, Punch, and Snipes sit crowded together under that very small table for what seems like a very long time. Finally, restless as a small dog gets, Punch asks, “what are we waiting for?” “You wanted my help, I’m giving

Presidential Pets – Episode 73 – Connecting The Pieces

October 12, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Josiah won’t lie. He’s not a fan of being a Presidential Pet. He’s short tempered and likes to spend his days napping. He remembers fondly his time in the wild, back before a little girl plucked him up and threw

Presidential Pets – Episode 72 – At Josiah’s White House

September 21, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The doggy door does, in fact, let out into Josiah’s version of the White House. He can tell it’s his version of the White House because it smells like him, and also because there are places on the doors with

Presidential Pets – Episode 71 – Into The Doggy Door

August 18, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Josiah jerks up onto all four paws. “Snipes! You rotter, who said you could follow me?” Snipes fluffs up his feathers. “Who said that you didn’t have to help? Have to help! Help!” “I’m no bird,” says Josiah. “And there

Presidential Pets – Episode 70 – Josiah Slips Away

July 27, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Now, Josiah has been a Presidential Pet for a while. He remembers how he came to be one, too. A little girl had found him, and she was a wild thing in the way all little girls happened to be.

Presidential Pets – Episode 69 – Eagles Announcement

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The clambering, barking, yipping, yowling, and hissing dies down. The crowd clears, enough that a bald eagle can step into the center of the Room. The eagle has no official name. He belongs to James Buchanan, and shares the White

Presidential Pets – Episode 68 – The Mess In The Room

June 23, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The Room is crowded when Bruce and Jack arrive, which is very, very strange. It appears to be some sort of a meeting! Or rather, it looks like it was supposed to be a meeting. Instead, the various animals that

Presidential Pets – Episode 67 – The Day Is Saved

May 28, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The man isn’t in the room for very long. And the moment that the door open, Bruce puts his plan into action. Now, bull terriers aren’t the largest dog. In fact, they’re short compared to an anatolian shepherd, or a

Presidential Pets – Episode 66 – Finding Peter Rabbit

May 12, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The thing about the White House is that it’s always the same and always different. The floors are in the same spot and the doors usually are, too. But sometimes they’re closed off, depending on the time and the era.

Presidential Pets – Episode 65 – The Hunt Is On For Real

May 9, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

It very quickly becomes apparent that Peter Rabbit is not going to be easy to find. He didn’t just get left behind. He didn’t wander into a different room by mistake – or at least none nearby. Bruce whines, low

Presidential Pets – Episode 64 – The Final Trail Begins

May 8, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Rather than tell Jack and Peter Rabbit what their real job is, Bruce simply takes off running. Jack and Peter Rabbit are stunned for a moment. They trade looks with each other. Then the rabbit and the turkey take off

Presidential Pets – Episode 63 – Remembering The Real Job

March 16, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

They deliver the ring by having Peter Rabbit leave it on a desk in a secluded office. “They’ll check here for sure,” he tells his friends. “This desk is always in use. Important papers get set here, so the ring

Presidential Pets – Episode 62 – Finding The Ring

March 13, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Like most dogs, Bruce is very good at sniffing. It doesn’t take him long at all to pick up the trail of Peter Rabbit. It leads the duo out of the White House proper, and into the expanse of fenced

Presidential Pets – Episode 61 – The Hunt For Peter Rabbit

March 10, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

At first, there’s no sign of what their job is going to be. It could be anything! The White House is a very big place when you’re just a small turkey, after all, and it’s a very big place when

Presidential Pets – Episode 60 – A New Job

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The first thing Jack realizes when he steps out into the hall of the White House is that he doesn’t think he’s ever been to this time before. You can tell that sort of thing, if you’ve been to a

Presidential Pets – Episode 59

January 5, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Now, turkey’s are not often considered smart, by human standards. They aren’t often consider smart by animal standards, either. When Tad Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln, intervenes and saves a turkey from becoming Christmas dinner, no one was expecting

Presidential Pets – Episode 58

January 4, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

It turns out that Sunny is as quick as she is smart. Pauline Wayne isn’t sitting there long before the dog returns, her barks echoing through the area. It rouses the girl, who scrubs at her eyes, groggy and half

Presidential Pets – Episode 57

January 3, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Now, what one should keep in mind is that Pauline Wayne is used to being alone. In her time, she’s the only White House cow. There aren’t too many other barn animals kept on property. People come out to see

Presidential Pets – Episode 56

January 2, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

“What does it mean?” Sunny nudges at the picture. She squints her eyes. Her tail drops down between her hind legs. “Wait a second. I’ve seen this person before!” A wave of relief crashes over Pauline Wayne. “You have? That’s

Presidential Pets – Episode 55

January 1, 2020 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Pauline Wayne’s first thought would be that the necklace was lost, and Sunny had to return it. But that seems like it would be too easy of a solution. It feels like there’s something more going on here. After all,

Presidential Pets – Episode 54

December 31, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Pauline Wayne waits for what seems like a very, very long time. In fact, it seems like far too long of a time. With a quick glance around her, the cow starts to walk down the same path that Sunny

Presidential Pets – Episode 53

December 30, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Sunny is a very excitable thing, but Pauline Wayne very quickly decides that’s not a bad thing. She likes the dog, and the cheer is contagious. For a little bit, it’s even easy for Pauline Wayne to forget about the

Presidential Pets – Episode 52

December 29, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Sunny is a very rambunctious dog. Along with her brother, she’s one of the two newest members of the Presidential Pets. Owned by President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, she’s only recently found herself among the

Presidential Pets – Episode 51

December 28, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Pauline Wayne has never been in a situation like this. Normally, when a Presidential Pet steps into a new timeline, the Room provides them with a good bit of information about where they are and what they should know, often

Presidential Pets – Episode 50

December 27, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

When Pauline Wayne gets back to the Room, she’s expecting a quick congratulations and a way back home. Instead, she finds that there’s no one else around, and one of the doggy doors is lit with a strange, purple light.

Presidential Pets – Episode 49

December 26, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

When Pauline Wayne was just a young thing, barely past her first milking, she was struck with the realization that her job as a Presidential Pet would always be different from most of the others. Unlike the dogs and cats,

Presidential Pets – Episode 48

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Now, a dog or a cat would have no problems going down this slope. Goats, too, would be at an advantage. Snakes and small rodents, birds and bats, lizards and lions – there are entire lists of animals that are

Presidential Pets – Episode 47

December 24, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

After a moment of thought, Apollo steps aside. Pauline Wayne gives him a thankful nod before shuffling into the stall. “Alright. Now, I’m going to be very honest with you, Apollo. The Room didn’t tell me what I was supposed

Presidential Pets – Episode 46

December 23, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Pauline Wayne isn’t entirely sure what to do. On one hand, she would rather get this over and done with before a human comes inside and spots a strange cow in the White House stables. On the other hand, it’s

Presidential Pets – Episode 45

December 22, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Pauline Wayne doesn’t linger in the stall for very long. She figures that if she ever wants to get back to the sunny front yard, she’s going to have to get this problem solved, and fast. So she nudges the

Presidential Pets – Episode 44

December 21, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Pauline Wayne steps through the doggie door with all the dignity a cow can muster. She enters the tunnel, making relatively short work of the dark walkway. At the other end of the tunnel, she comes to an impasse. There’s

Presidential Pets – Episode 43

December 20, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Pauline Wayne doesn’t often get called into the Room, unless it’s for a group meeting. On some level, that’s what she’s been expecting. At least, she would think that it’s going to be more than just her and Cornwallis. And

Presidential Pets – Episode 42

February 19, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a good, warm summer’s day. At least, there are few things in life more enjoyable than a good, warm summer’s day if you ask Pauline Wayne. Today happens to be one

Presidential Pets – Episode 41

January 25, 2019 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The thing about opossums is that a lot of people consider them to be pests. While this is far from the truth, it still means that Mr. Protection and Mr. Reciprocity have spent their lives working very, very hard at

Presidential Pets – Episode 40

December 6, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

It takes a lot of effort for Cornwallis to get up. Both Mr. Reciprocity and Mr. Protection rush over to him. One opossum gets on either side of the dog, helping support him. Together, they shuffle over to the hole

Presidential Pets – Episode 39

November 23, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The stairs eventually level out into a room that looks very similar to the ones in the Room where the council is held. It’s large and very white. Normally, there are countless doors lining the walls. Today, there’s just the

Presidential Pets – Episode 38 – The Trail

November 13, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The box is just large enough for the opossum brothers to open up. Their hands are not the same as humans, of course, but the fur-less digits are far more nimble than that of a dog. Since the box is

Presidential Pets – Episode 37 – Found The Box

October 22, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The door lets them back out into the hallway, and for a moment everything seems normal. Mr. Reciprocity can’t relax, though. The very thought that it could be Cornwallis is unsettling. The older pets, they’re a different sort than the

Presidential Pets – Episode 36 – Got The List

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

As much as Mr. Reciprocity doesn’t want to admit it, his brother is correct. Clues will help them get back home, and this paper is most certainly a clue. It’s completely white and very modern looking. A picture has been

Presidential Pets – Episode 35 – Under The Desk

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Mr. Reciprocity is tired. In fact, he’s very tired. It’s not a natural sort of feeling. It’s the sort of exhaustion that comes on fast and sudden, threatening to swamp his very existence. His ears droop. Then his steps start

Presidential Pets – Episode 34 – The Side Room

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The problem with small starts, of course, is that they make it difficult to find a larger start. Mr. Reciprocity doesn’t say as much, but he’s really hoping to find something that might point them in a better direction. The

Presidential Pets – Episode 33 – First Clue

August 15, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

“Alright, brother. I suppose there’s nothing to it now.” Mr. Reciprocity gives a rattling sigh. His brother mimics the sound. Mr. Protection slaps his tail against the ground. “Got to figure this out on our own, I do suppose. The

Presidential Pets – Episode 32 – Broken White House

July 27, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Mr. Reciprocity is tired. He’s tired when the Room calls them, and he’s even more tired when he steps into the tunnel that connects the two timelines. Just like the doggie door in the Room, there’s something ominous about the

Presidential Pets – Episode 31 – The Opossum Brothers

July 9, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Two animals greet Fala in the Room, and not ones that he’s seen for a very long while. Mr. Protection and Mr. Reciprocity were standing in the center of the room, their hairless tails wrapped tight ‘round each other. Now,

Presidential Pets – Episode 30 – The Watch Is Found

June 19, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

They don’t talk as they follow the Island Master. Tabe, Aisha, and Fala walk just slightly behind the Island Master. The mink is slow but steady, leading them away from the church, and the sparse forest, and the beach where

Presidential Pets – Episode 29 – Going To Get The Watch

June 1, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

They end up in the church itself, which is decrepit and broken. One of the windows is cracked. Fractured light streams in through the dirty panes; it’s proof that no one has been here for a very long time, and

Presidential Pets – Episode 28 – Making A Deal

May 14, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The change in the air is impossible to miss. Aisha goes very, very still. The bird lands on Tabe’s head, taloned feet digging into thick white fur. Fala’s ears droop. “What?” “About that,” says Aisha, with a scuffle of one

Presidential Pets – Episode 27 – Freeing Rabe

May 4, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

The snare isn’t well-made. That’s the first thing that Fala figures out. It should actually be fairly easy to get off, so he turns to Aisha and tells her, “alright. I need a branch. I need a very sturdy branch.”

Presidential Pets – Episode 26 – Realizing The Problem

April 6, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

Tabe is a fox. Specifically, Tabe is an Arctic fox. Fala has heads the humans talk about them before. Sometimes they call them white foxes, or polar foxes, or even snow foxes. Despite the variables in naming the creature, the

Presidential Pets – Episode 25 – Almost To Tabe

March 16, 2018 | Posted in Fictitious Presidential Pets Stories

As Fala walks along the beach, guided by the rock ptarmigan, he learns three very important things. The first one is that her name is Aisha, and she lives with her friend in a small rock alcove near the forested