Raccoon mug - vintage image of a raccoon wetting its paw
This mug features a vintage image of a raccoon wetting its paw. A raccoon has extremely sensitive front paws, which only get more sensitive if they put them in water.
The English word raccoon comes from the Powhatan word aroughcun, which means "animal that scratches with its hands."
First Lady Grace Coolidge holding Rebecca the raccoon.Wikimedia Commons
It's unusual for White House pets to start as Thanksgiving dinner, but that was the case with Rebecca, the raccoon that lived with Calvin Coolidge for part of his presidency. At the time, raccoon meat wasn't a terribly uncommon sight on dinner tables in America. But once he met the live critter, Coolidge decided he was more interested in adopting her than having her for supper. Rebecca soon became part of the family, receiving an engraved collar for Christmas, taking part in the annual Easter Egg roll, and frequently accompanying the president on walks around the White House grounds.
This high quality 11oz. ceramic white accent mug has a premium hard coat that provides crisp and vibrant color reproduction sure to last for years. Perfect for all hot & cold beverages.
• High Gloss + Premium White Finish
• ORCA Coating
• Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
• 3.7″H x 3.7″W x 3.2″D
• 10.2″ Circumference