Sunday, February 22, 2009

RIP Socks

Socks (c. 1989-2009) lost his battle with cancer on Friday. The cat had been adopted by Chelsea Clinton in Arkansas in 1991 and came with the family to the White House. My friend Cris held Socks when she worked White House events like the Easter Egg Roll during the Clinton administration. By that time, the cat had bonded with Bill Clinton's personal secretary Betty Currie and often curled up on the chair next to her desk. At Betty's request, the Clintons left Socks with her in Hollywood, Maryland, when they left the White House. When the cat stopped eating and could no longer stand, Betty had him euthanized and cremated. I dreamt about Betty and Socks last night.

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