Saturday, February 21, 2009

Socks the cat



In memoriam for first Tuxedo under the Clinton administration. Socks would have turned 20 this year. He had been adopted in Arkansas when Chelsea was a little girl. Clinton's former secretary, Betty Currie, had cared for Socks since 2001. Socks had been suffering from a cancer of the mouth and jaw.

14 comments:

Shammickite said...

R.I.P. Socks. A handsome kitty if ever there was one.

subtorp77 said...

Nice little write-up, tut-tut. Tho' to use the words "under" and "Clinton administration" in the same sentence....I'm just sayin'...

Kurt said...

I hope someone has notified Chelsea.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

he had a long and illustrative life! rest in peace sweet socks (not to be confused with sweat socks)...

citizen of the world said...

Black and white cats are typically very friendly. He looks like a sweetie.

Betty C. said...

I remember my mom, a big Democrat and cat fan, talking about Socks. I'll have to send this to her...

Gledwood said...

yeah RIP to Socks... did the Clintons take it home with them when they left?... Surely once that thicko "Dubya" moved in the cat would have run off screaming anyhow I doubt it would have got in past Bush's post-9-11 security alerts...

Gledwood said...

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Do please RSVP!!

Megan said...

So long, Socks!

JGH said...

He's probably having a blast in the afterlife telling everyone about the crazy things he saw in the White House.

Middle Ditch said...

I remember Socks ... Didn't like buddy the dog much, did he? Anyway he, apparently is dead also, I believe run over.

Nice post.

e said...

Socks was a very handsome fellow. I am also adored by a Tux and he is both smart and friendly, as was Socks. I wish him a wonderful afterlife and kudos to Ms. Currie for giving Socks a comfortable life and the Clinton's for giving Socks to her.

dennis said...

Dennis turned against the Clintons when he heard socks was banished to some basement dungeon while that dog (who later got flattened in NY) romped upstairs. Equal Treatment for Pets!!!

dennis said...

Dennis says RIP Dear Socks; you had a lowbrow name, but you were wonderful.