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Former First Kitty Has Gone To The Big Basket Of Warm Laundry In The Sky

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Former First Kitty, Socks the cat, has been put to rest after twenty good years and a final battle with throat cancer since November.

Socks started out as a stray cat who was saved by Chelsea Clinton. He then lived in the Governor's Mansion in Arkansas with Bill and Hillary Clinton, and moved into the White House with the family during Clinton's presidency.

After Socks' stint in the White House, he moved in with Betty Currie, the president's personal secretary, who had become attached to the kitty and asked if she could adopt him.

Betty even cooked for Socks, who had a penchant for chicken.

In a statement, the Clintons said, "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."

Rest in peace, Socks! May you romp forever in fields of cat nip in the sky!

[Image via AP Images.]

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59 comments to “Former First Kitty Has Gone To The Big Basket Of Warm Laundry In The Sky”

  1. 1

    Teddy rules!

  2. 2


  3. 3

    AWW R.I.P.!

  4. 4


  5. 5

    20 years is a very long life….R.I.P. Socks…

  6. 6


  7. 7

    that was a lovely cat :(

  8. 8

    my cat also had to be put on sleep :(

  9. 9

    awwww. rest in peace putty tat.

  10. 10

    And also, that's sad, that was a cute kitty =[

  11. 11

    If anybody can find them a new pu$$y it's Slick Willie! Ole Bubba is Da Stinkmaster!

  12. 12


  13. 13

    throat cancer?……..must have been some hairball

  14. 14

    hhHah AWW riP KITTIE. love kittens. they are so cute.

  15. 15

    Awww poor kitty, RIP!

  16. 16

    awww poor kitty but he lived so much! i love cats :D

  17. 17

    The only cat that brought Bill happiness was Monica Lewinsky's.
    R.I.P Socks.

  18. 18

    NOO! Aww, he was adorable!

  19. 19

    Awww…he is now in kitty heaven.

  20. 20

    socks brought us soooo much happiness….we gave him away!

  21. 21

    Socks was my favorite Clinton!!!!

  22. 22

    I remember this cat!!! I can't believe I automatically knew by the cute face and the name. Wow! I can't believe this cute cat had a long life with a journey. Maybe now he can take his long deserved nap. R.I.P!

  23. 23

    Awww, poor Socks!

  24. 24

    Re: M*I*A*R – i'm allergic to all the clintons

  25. 25

    Awww… sweet Socks! Wish all doggies & kitties could live such happy lives as Socks did. And what a cute headline for such a sad story.

  26. 26

    awwww poor kitty =[ hes so cute-sy!

  27. 27

    poor kitty….rip

  28. 28

    does it make me a bad person if i am saddend by the passing of a cat. and could give a fuck if some model hangs himself in a park

  29. 29

    Poor kitty :l

  30. 30

    Say hi to Morticia,Christy and Coco.

  31. 31

    Re: cockface – NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. 32

    Re: Did I say that! – thank you i feel better

  33. 33

    Poor kitty

  34. 34

    Re: mamajud – lol!

  35. 35

    i hate cats, but socks was cutee :)

  36. 36

    poor little socks. :( i hope my kitties make it that long!

  37. 37

    That cat reminds me of the cats on www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com

    Hail Hitler!

  38. 38

    R.I.P. sweet Socks. How pretty you were!

  39. 39

    sadnes.. he was a beautiful kitty.

  40. 40

    Thanks for this story, P-Nasty. My kitty died a few months ago, and it helps my grief a little to read a nice story about Socks and the humans who loved him. He had a great life.

  41. 41

    awww poor kitty

  42. 42

    bye, bye Socks!! adiós Socks! :(

  43. 43

    R.I.P., Socks. :(

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  45. 45

    aww Poor fella. If my cat died I don't know what I'd do,
    I even miss her when I go out or to work, but if she lived
    till 20 I'd be very happy with that

  46. 46

    Awwwww bye bye Socks!!! He was such a handsome kitty! My tuxedo cat looks just like him except mine does not have the spot on his chin. Rest in peace kitty cat!! Have fun frolicking in pet heaven - maybe you and Buddy will make peace now!

  47. 47

    This is old news Mario - you need to keep up…

  48. 48

    sob sob thats my daddy

  49. 49

    "Sox" received so much mail while he lived at The White House, that Hillary Clinton published some of the letters in a childrens' book; "Dear Sox", Dear Buddy". "Buddy", was President Clintons' Labrador puppy.

  50. 50

    He was an Internationally known Cat.

  51. 51

    Aaww poor socks.
    20 years is a great life for a cat though. He'll be missed.

  52. 52

    The kitty looks just like my kitty.
    Very adorable.

    Poor Socks, may he rest in peace.

  53. 53

    I loved the headline….the big basket of warm laundry in the sky! He can keep my Crumb company there, RIP Dec. 11, 2008.

  54. 54

    Rest In Peace Socks…
    You were cute :)

  55. 55

    Aw, poor kitteh :( If I had to put my cat to sleep I would be a complete wreck. I'm sort of thankful that I wasn't at home when my parents had to put my dog that I'd had for 14 years to sleep because I cried for weeks afterward.

  56. 56

    awwww, RIP cutie pie! xoxo

  57. 57

    A big meow to you in the big cat box in the sky, sweet kitty!

  58. 58

    Re: Big Black Dick – Idiot.

  59. 59

    ah, rip socks. i remember wanting a cat like socks. :)