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Pam
01-09-2001, 12:31 PM
Just heard on the news that Socks will not be moving with the Clintons when they leave the White House. He will become the pet of President Clinton's secretary. Hope he doesn't find out that they are taking Buddy, the dog. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif Poor socks.

Pam
01-09-2001, 03:19 PM
I didn't realize Ernie was orange and white. Trevor will probably start watching CNN! Up til now it's been Animal Planet for him. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

Pam
01-09-2001, 03:54 PM
Good links Spencer. Loved the "Socks Interviews Ernie" part! It's a shame that Ernie will not get to live in the White House either, but maybe he'll get to visit from time to time.

gini
01-09-2001, 05:24 PM
As told by "Rascal"........

Who would want to live in the White House anyway? You are followed around all day by Secret Service men. You would never get a chance to SPRAY ANYTHING!!!

4 feline house
01-09-2001, 09:05 PM
It's pretty evident why Socks is going with Ms. Currie- the Clintons will virtually never be home, and Chelsea will unlikely ever live at either house, either. While he was at the White House, these situations never came into play, because the White House is full of staff 24 hours a day, even if the entire Firts Family is absent. Obviously, from the stories, Ms. Currie became attached to Socks, so it is really the very best thing for him. I seldom advocate abandoning your pets, but sometimes it really is in the pet's best interest, and this is probably very true in Socks' case.

Ernie's story upsets me though, especially since there are fewer details. I wish I knew more about it.

4 feline house
01-12-2001, 01:56 AM
Does this mean my tuxedos are commies?

Pam
01-12-2001, 06:40 AM
Orange tabby lovers do not miss these links that Spencer has found. Faux Paw (Governor Leavitt's kitty) is absolutely precious. He is a cat with a wardrobe! (wears a cute little sweater).

Too bad Mr. Rogers (of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood) never had a kitty wearing a sweater on his show. They could have both changed into sweaters at the start of the program. Would have made a nice touch for the children! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

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margaret
01-12-2001, 03:57 PM
One of my co-workers (who knows I like cats/animals) has just given me a 2001 calendar that he didn't want -- a Democratic National Committee 2001 Calendar titled, "First Pets and Their Families". Democrat pets only! It's a really cute calendar. The cover shows that photo of First Cat, Socks, on top of a podium in the White House press room. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif The calendar also includes photos of FDR and good ol' Fala; Amy Carter and her Siamese cat, "Misty Malarkey Ying Yang" as well as her puppy "Grits"; Jackie Kennedy with little Caroline and two kittens; Harry Truman's puppy, "Feller"; etc. My favorite, though, has to be Socks posing on the podium. Very, very adorable and handsome cat. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif

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Pam
01-12-2001, 04:46 PM
Maybe President-Elect Bush will truly be a uniter, not a divider, as he says and we will see a pet calendar come out with both Democratic pets and Republican pets in the future. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

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margaret
01-12-2001, 05:12 PM
Yep! You got it, Chuck! That's the Socks photo! Ha! Yes, it's just a monthly calendar, no "Daleys" involved! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif .......Yes, Pam, I would like to see a bipartisan presidential pet calendar in the future! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

gini
01-12-2001, 08:31 PM
Do you know what is missing on Socks in his picture? Don't you think he deserved a little "Presidential Seal" name tag?

Thanks for sharing it.

Pam
01-13-2001, 07:01 AM
Mr. Socks has to have the longest whiskers I have ever seen!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

felixowner
01-13-2001, 12:53 PM
I too heard this story on the news last night and I have to admit it seems a little unfair that he's planning to keep Buddy and evict Socks; Socks was there first! But lucky cat to live in the White House for 8 years. thank you for posting the beautiful photos!

HowieDawn
01-13-2001, 01:48 PM
Mr. Sock - you are handsome! Molly (my persian) meowed when she saw him. She thinks he looks purrrfect.

4 feline house
01-20-2001, 11:38 PM
See this for much more on the subject of First Pets: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/wolffiles/wolffiles.html

01/24/91: I think this page is updated daily so it may not link anymore in case anybody is coming by late...lgs



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4 feline house
01-27-2001, 12:31 AM
I had to log back on tonight, because I was saddened to read in the newspaper today that the Bush's other cat, Cowboy, did not join them in the move to the White House after all, as he has gone to the rainbow bridge. No details were given in regards to date or cause of his demise.

4 feline house
01-28-2001, 12:30 PM
Yes, it was, and you know, when I was reading it the name "Cowboy" didn't sound right to me, either, but I couldn't remember for sure what I had heard his name to be. It was only one sentence in an article about Socks. So maybe it was completely bogus. I keep all the papers since I donate them, so I'll go back and read it again to see if I can gain any insight into the "factualness" of the reporter.

03-09-2001, 11:48 PM
Socks would probably be more inclined to say "Bill WHO?"

sez Boots, the Kat http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

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/s/ Cinder & Smokey
the Rescued & Adopted
FurKids of *Phred*

4 feline house
03-10-2001, 08:23 PM
I guess Socks was about the only thing the Clintons didn't take with them from the White House!

03-12-2001, 02:59 PM
Good one, 4 kats! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

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/s/ Cinder & Smokey
the Rescued & Adopted
FurKids of *Phred*