vineri, 30 ianuarie 2009

An ex - First Cat: Socks

Socks was adopted by the Clintons in 1991 after he jumped into the arms of Chelsea Clinton while she was leaving the house of her piano teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas. After Bill Clinton became President, Socks moved with the family from the governor's mansion to the White House and became the principal pet of the First Family. He was often taken to schools, hospitals, and nursing homes to take part in goodwill visits.

He eventually lost the position of principal Clinton pet in 1997 when the Clintons acquired Buddy, a Labrador Retriever. Socks found Buddy's intrusion intolerable; according to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Socks "despised Buddy from first sight, instantly and forever." Bill Clinton said "I did better with ... the Palestinians and the Israelis than I've done with Socks and Buddy."

Socks was only the fourth cat to occupy the White House since Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency.

Sursa: Wikipedia

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