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RIP Socks

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Always dressed for the occasion, black and white tuxedo cat and beloved pet of the Clintons passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Chelsea Clinton adopted Socks when her father, Bill, was the governor of Arkansas.

Socks suffered from cancer in his jaw and mouth, and had been losing weight. At about 10 a.m. on Friday, Socks was put to sleep. Born in 1989, Socks was either 19 or 20 years of age.

In 2001, when the Clintons left the White House Socks lived with Betty Currie. Currie was President Clinton’s secretary while in office. Bill and Hillary released a joint statement: “Socks brought much happiness to Chelsea and us over the years, and enjoyment to kids and cat lovers everywhere. We’re grateful for those memories, and we especially want to thank our good friend, Betty Currie, for taking such loving care of Socks for so many years.”
Amanda Degard


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