Sure, our pets are downright adorable but something we don't often think about is the potential for power that our little furballs possess. Our fuzzy friends inspire us to be better people, and throughout history they've also inspired some of America's greats to make a difference. From politics to rock and roll, our beloved critters have nestled their way into the hearts and homes of trailblazers as well as into chart-topping songs, masterpieces of art and have even influenced political policy.
We've partnered with PetSmart to round-up some of the pets that have inspired major achievements and left their marks...er...paws on history.
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