George Washington, the first president of the United States, loved dogs.
During his life, he owned more than 40 dogs. Some of the names of his dogs were Venus, Captain, Sweetlips, Juno, Jupiter, Truelove, and Mopsey.
It was not unusual for dogs to go to war with their masters. The dog was like a friend and watched over its owner like a watchdog.
When George went off to fight in the war against the British in 1777, he took Sweetlips with him. The British General Howe also had his dog with him.
During a battle, General Howe's dog got lost and was brought to George Washington. Everyone expected that George would keep his enemy's dog as a prize. He didn't. He took the dog to his tent, fed it, and brushed it. Then he ordered all the soldiers to stop fighting and shooting so he could safely return the dog to General Howe.