22 February, 2009
He made it through the Clinton era, the Bush years, and caught a glimpse of the age of Obama, but that's as far as he goes. Cancer just caught up with Socks, the former First Cat.
It's not many cats who've had such long, rich lives, or got to have their say in the White House press room. Appropriate that a superstar feline ended up in Hollywood, eh? Even if it was Hollywood, MD, not CA. He spent his final years in quiet, happy retirement, getting fed chicken dinners by Bill Clinton's former secretary, Betty Currie, and putting in the occasional celebrity appearance to help less fortunate felines. He was an awesome cat, and he'll be missed.
Hasta luego, muchacho. Salud.