“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
That famous quote is attributed to President Harry S. Truman. Indeed, searching the InterTubes turns up lots of First Dogs- but Socks appears to be the sole First Kitteh.
It’s President’s Day in the US. To celebrate, here’s a mini-selection of famous Presidential Pets!
Photo 1 of Socks (and President Clinton) from No Idea.
Photo 2 and 3 of Socks (and President Clinton) from the U.S. National Archives.
Photo 4 of Socks from The Washington Post.
Photo 5 of Bo and Michelle Obama from ABC News.com.
Photo 6 of Rex and President Reagan from Pupscale Grooming.
Photo 7 of Barney from Rollcall.com.
Photo 8 of Millie, President and Mrs. Bush from Petside.com.
Photo 9 of Checkers and Republican VP candidate Nixon from Reporter News.