Mary Lincoln was a tough lady and ran over Abraham a lot of the times so when she said he couldn't take his dog Fido (real original), to the White House with them, he obeyed. His family kept the dog in Illinois.
Someone once said that Abraham had the heart of a woman because of his compassion towards many things including animals and children. Some say he even knew the names of every child living in Springfield, IL. The children loved him and he loved them. Kind of unusual considering he was an odd looking character who was a half a foot taller than everyone else in town.
Four months after the battle at Gettysburg, one of Lincoln's children got sick and was running a high fever. He went ahead and left and when he gave the Gettysburg Address it only lasted a little over three minutes. The crowd was silent when he finished and one of the reporters asked: "Is that all?" As soon as he finished speaking he sat down quickly and didn't look well. Come to find out he was extremely sick with Small Pox. His doctor was shocked that he pulled off the speech the way he did.
I could write a novel on Lincoln like many have, I just wanted to give you a few tidbits on some things you might not have heard before.