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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.

    1. Cat carriers.

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

    2. Desk clutter.

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

    3. Children.

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

    4. Answering questions.

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

    5. Walking.

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

    On the.

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

    Ground.

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

    6. Sitting next to the dog.

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

    7. Understated holiday décor.

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

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    12/21/1993. 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.

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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.

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

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

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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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