(Photograph from the AP, from article linked below)
I just saw the sad news that former Clinton White House cat, Socks, died today. As everyone may already know, Socks did not go with the Clintons when they left Washington, but was adopted by Betty Currie, Bill Clinton's secretary. According to the report,
"Currie confirmed Socks' death Friday evening and said she was "'heartbroken.'"
Socks lived to be a ripe old age - estimated at about 18 - and had been diagnosed with cancer late in 2008. He apparently lived a wonderful life with Betty Currie, who clearly loved him and took great care of him. He definitely got a better deal than the Clinton dog, Buddy, who went with the Clintons but, sadly, was struck by a car a year later.
Goodbye, Socks, you will be missed.