Skip to comments.Socks, former Clinton cat, put to sleep
Posted on 02/20/2009 4:18:39 PM PST by Big_Monkey
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Socks, the cat who won international fame during his years in the Clinton White House, was euthanized Friday after months of treatment for cancer. Socks was adopted by Chelsea Clinton when her father was governor of Arkansas.
Socks was adopted by Chelsea Clinton when her father was governor of Arkansas.
Socks, who was born in 1989, was put to sleep about 10 a.m. at Three Notch Veterinary Clinic in Hollywood, Maryland, said veterinary assistant Rae Dera. Veterinarians say he was probably either 19 or 20 years old.
The cat had been losing weight since November and had been treated at the clinic, Dera said. He had been suffering from a cancer in his mouth and jaw.
Since the Clintons left the White House in 2001, Socks had lived with Betty Currie, former President Bill Clinton's secretary. The Clintons were known to have visited Socks, and Currie, when in Washington.
He had been a stray and was adopted by Chelsea Clinton, the Clintons' daughter, when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas.
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Or Ron Brown???
What a shame. Socks was the only decent Clinton.
Buddy wasn’t too bad (but apparently knew too much)
At least he died with his socks on.
I doubt that the Clinton’s care.
They’re rarely around. It was an obligation to get a pet just as Obama thinks he should get a dog.
As for Socks, that cat was the only decent one in the Clinton family. R.I.P. Socks.
Whatever happened to Buddy?
Sad news — the last decent member of the Clintoon family.
Buddy was “hit by a car” I believe.
Another Arkancide. Got hit by a car.
Why is it always the good ones who die first? Not only the only decent Clinton, but the most productive one as well.
The "highly religious" (as described by the press) Betty Currie served as Bill Clinton's personal madame, discretely scheduling his Oval Office liasons with Lewinski and others.
I guess Bill visited her and Socks because he missed the pussy.
Yeah, you notice how Obama hasn’t kept his campaign promise—to his own daughters.
I know, he will, and they’ll probably announce it next week on the day the Dow drops below 7000—it’ll be all the networks will report on.
He was hit by a car in NY, as was their former dog, a cocker spaniel, in Arkansas.
I am truly sad for Socks.
I also had a cat with cancer in her jaw.
It is painful to lose any life to that horrible disease.
May Socks have some fun, and free of pain, over the Rainbow Bridge.
My cats and dogs are there to greet Socks.
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