Saturday, February 21, 2009

Socks, the Clinton Cat, Postcard

Socks, the Clinton's cat in the White House, was put to sleep yesterday. His age was estimated at 19-20 years. He was a stray adopted by the Clintons in Arkansas in 1991. It was from Socks that I first learned that cats with the type of black and white markings that he had were known as "tuxedo cats."

The Clinton Foundation issued a statement from the Clinton Family on Socks the Cat:

"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."

This postcard was published by the Arkansas Postcard Company. Bill Clinton was an ex-governor of Arkansas, and many Clinton related postcards were sold in Arkansas when he was president. My father lived near Hot Springs, Arkansas (Bill Clinton's hometown), so I was able to find this and other Clinton cards there when I visited my father.

Read more about Socks the cat:

The Clintons Bid Farewell to Socks the Cat

Socks, former Clinton cat, put to sleep

Socks, former First Cat, dies

Socks (cat) From Wikipedia

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