Happy National Cat Day! We’re sure that Socks the Cat, seen here behind the desk in the Oval Office, would approve this message.
We asked two archivists at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library if they were Team Buddy or Team Socks, and they both went for the cat.
“Socks was a rock star presidential pet. I feel bad for Buddy since he came in 1997 and was never able to shed the shadow of Socks. Socks was found outside the Governor’s Mansion here in Little Rock and made it to the White House,” said John Keller.
“Socks was a true example of American shorthair exceptionalism. After all, this smart tuxedo cat went from being a stray on the streets of Little Rock, Arkansas, all the way to the White House! We have some of Socks’s ashes here in museum storage at the Clinton Library,” said Kim Coryat.
Image: National Archives Identifier 6036916