Topics » U.S. Presidency   Dec. 8, 2011

White House Pets During the Holidays

Socks the Cat

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Socks the Cat

The Clintons adopted Socks, a stray, in Little Rock, Ark. He was the principal White House pet until Labrador retriever Buddy's arrival. The two never got along, so when the Clintons left the White House in 2001, they kept Buddy and gave Socks to Bill Clinton's secretary Betty Currie. Socks is pictured here with his stocking in December 1991.