November 24, 1966. Thanksgiving.
On her way to the LBJ Ranch to spend the holiday with her parents, Luci stops at a gas station and encounters a small white dog, a mixed breed stray. She rescues him, and names him Yuki, the Japanese word for snow.
At first, Yuki lived with Luci, but while visiting the White House, Yuki won the President’s heart and became his faithful companion. We will soon see much more of Yuki, who seems also to have been a favorite subject of some of the White House photographers.
This photo is from August 7, 1967, in the Oval Office. LBJ Presidential Library photo #A4591-11, public domain.