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10 Things Socks The Cat Was Too Cool For

Cat in the White House, 1993–2001. Cat in the world, 1989–2009.

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1. Cat carriers.

9/16/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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9/16/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

2. Desk clutter.

1/7/1994. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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1/7/1994. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

3. Children.

4/1/1994. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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4/1/1994. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

4. Answering questions.

1994. Photographer: Barbara Kinney/The White House. Source: Wikipedia.
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1994. Photographer: Barbara Kinney/The White House. Source: Wikipedia.

5. Walking.

3/7/1995. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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3/7/1995. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

On the.

3/25/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives (ARC Identifier 2131121), via Public Domain Images Online.
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3/25/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives (ARC Identifier 2131121), via Public Domain Images Online.

Ground.

12/20/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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12/20/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

6. Sitting next to the dog.

4/7/1999. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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4/7/1999. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

7. Understated holiday décor.

12/5/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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12/5/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

12/21/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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12/21/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

12/13/1995. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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12/13/1995. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

8. This guy's stories.

Visiting the U.S. Soldiers and Airmen’s Home, 9/16/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives (ARC Identifier 3578323), via Public Domain Images Online.
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Visiting the U.S. Soldiers and Airmen’s Home, 9/16/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives (ARC Identifier 3578323), via Public Domain Images Online.

9. No, really. That goddamned dog.

1/5/1998. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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1/5/1998. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

10. Nothing, actually. Socks was chill as hell.

4/6/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.
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4/6/1993. Source: U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

Read more about Socks' life on Mental Floss here.

He even had his own video game! Sort of.

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