May 3, 1967, Lady Bird Johnson shakes hands with Lassie as others look on at the Keep America Beautiful Poster Presentation. 
LBJ Presidential Library photo #C5290-28, public domain. 

May 3, 1967, Lady Bird Johnson shakes hands with Lassie as others look on at the Keep America Beautiful Poster Presentation. 

LBJ Presidential Library photo #C5290-28, public domain. 

November 4, 1966. LBJ poses with Blanco and one of the beagles (Freckles or J. Edgar) on the steps of the diplomatic entrance to the White House.
The beagles are very difficult to tell apart! On this day, according to the Diary, LBJ stopped for photos with Blanco and both J. Edgar and Freckles (one of Him’s puppies)—but which one is in this photo is anybody’s guess. After Him (of Him and Her) was hit by a car on the White House lawn while chasing a squirrel in June 1966, FBI Director and fellow dog lover J. Edgar Hoover gave the President another beagle. The President named the dog J. Edgar, but later dropped the J. and called  him Edgar.
LBJ Library photo #C3810-17, public domain. 

November 4, 1966. LBJ poses with Blanco and one of the beagles (Freckles or J. Edgar) on the steps of the diplomatic entrance to the White House.

The beagles are very difficult to tell apart! On this day, according to the Diary, LBJ stopped for photos with Blanco and both J. Edgar and Freckles (one of Him’s puppies)—but which one is in this photo is anybody’s guess. After Him (of Him and Her) was hit by a car on the White House lawn while chasing a squirrel in June 1966, FBI Director and fellow dog lover J. Edgar Hoover gave the President another beagle. The President named the dog J. Edgar, but later dropped the J. and called  him Edgar.

LBJ Library photo #C3810-17, public domain. 

February 1966. In this silent home movie, Lady Bird frolics with the beagles and the collie Blanco in the snow on the White House south lawn (about 10 seconds in). After the initial sequence, the film is spliced and the scene switches to Texas, three months later, and as different a landscape as can be imagined. This section features Lady Bird, Lynda, Lynda’s current boyfriend actor George Hamilton, and the ever-present beagles. Oh, and at 5:13 or so the President of the United States shows his guests a dead snake.

As a side note, the woman dissecting the snake at 5:45 is Mathilde Krim, a friend of the Johnsons and a fascinating woman in her own right—take a look at her biography on the Jewish Women’s Archive for more. 

Lady Bird Johnson Home Movie #37: The LBJ Ranch, The White House, Lake LBJ and Washington in 1966. LBJ Library, public domain.