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Remember These Celebrity Power Pets?

Power Pets

From Abraham Lincoln to Freddie Mercury, famous people need BFF pets, too. 

Among Abraham Lincoln's animals were two adored cats. When an embarrassed Mary Todd Lincoln chastised her husband for feeding one of them from the table during a formal White House dinner in front of guests, he replied, "If the gold fork was good enough for former president James Buchanan, I think it is good enough for Tabby."

Josephine Baker named her pet cheetah Chiquita-- after her banana skirts?--and she walked it on a leash. But it would consistently break loose and run from the stage into the orchestra pit. Yikes!

Elton John has had more than 20 dogs, but only one was selected to serve as best mutt for his civil-partnership ceremony with David Furnish in 2005: a cocker spaniel named Arthur. Arthur also got a credit on John's 2006 album, The Captain and the Kid, for "woof-bells." Yeah, we don't know either.

One of Freddie Mercury's dying acts was stroking his cat Delilah, about whom he earlier sang, "You take over my house and home / You even try to answer my telephone" on "Delilah," from Queen's album Innuendo.

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