Dog Names Meaning Ice in Pop Culture
Presidential dogs have been guest stars in our spotlight before, but one that many may not know about is Lyndon Johnson's beautiful white Collie by the name of Blanco. President Johnson was the United States 36th President and took on the role after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Johnson was a real, true-blue dog lover, who had many four-footed friends running around the White House. The two that he seemed to be seen the most with were his two Beagles, Him and Her, but according to Johnson himself, Blanco the Collie was one of his favorite pups.
Blanco came to join the Johnson family in 1963 as just a puppy when a young girl offered him as a gift to President Johnson. While many people had offered the dog-loving president many pups in the past, Johnson accepted Blanco and made an announcement that this white Collie would be symbolic of all the dogs offered to him in the past and that he wouldn't be accepting any more. This was probably a good move or the White House might have been overrun with dogs!
Although Blanco was somewhat of a naughty dog (biting the other dogs and peeing on statues from time to time), he still appeared in pictures with the President, such as a Christmas card, and gave his master a handshake whenever he came back to the White House. Most likely his naughty behavior stemmed from lack of stimulation, considering Collies are rather high energy dogs and it isn't clear on whether or not Blanco got out to play as much as he would have liked. Whatever the case may be, Blanco's white fur and somewhat naughty personality fits in well with the overall ice theme; white, frosty, and feisty.
Another spotlight dog that goes hand in hand with the ice moniker theme goes by the name of Old Jack. He was one of the Siberian Huskies that was featured in the film Eight Below which was based on the true story of the Japanese Arctic expedition of 1958. Old Jack was a faithful dog and helped to pull a sled team along with multiple other Huskies. Unfortunately, when the dogs got left behind during a storm, Old Jack was the only one that was unable to escape from his lead. Because of this, the faithful old pup laid down to wait until sleep overtook him, or his master returned.