Saturday, February 21, 2009


Socks Clinton, the former first cat, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Socks was 19 or 20, which for a kitty is a nice long life.

Socks was adopted by the Clintons’ daughter Chelsea when her father was the governor of Arkansas, and like the good cat he was, he brought much happiness to the entire Clinton family. When Bill Clinton was elected president, Socks came along to Washington and had complete run of the White House. There is no truth to the rumors that Socks clawed up Lincoln couch, shredded the Declaration of Independence, or kacked up excessive hairballs in the Oval Office. He did, however, delight in getting cat hair on important world leaders (actually, I don’t know that for a fact, but hey, ALL us kitties love getting cat hair on people, right?).

When the Clintons left the White House in 2001, Socks went to live with Betty Currie, President Clinton’s former secretary, who adored Socks and gave him a wonderful home for the rest of his life.

Nap in peace, Socks.


Gattina said...

Socks was such an adorable cat ! and I think all cat lovers in the world loved him. A lot of tuxi cats got the same name as him in all languages ! I know a few cats with the name "chaussette" which means socks in french.
20 years indeed is a good age, that means he had a nice life too. Sure he will enter history !
That's the only thing I miss with the Obamas, there is no cat (yet) lol !

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Goodbye dear Socks! He was a very cool cat. Too bad he didn't blog.

My human mom says she remembers seeing Socks being "walked" with a long leash on the White House grounds by two white house security guards or perhaps cat walkers. She remembers being very impressed that Socks had people to do things for him.

Karen Jo said...

Socks led a great long life. I'm sad he's gone, but he's young and playful again at the Bridge.