R.I.P. Socks | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 6, 2009

R.I.P. Socks

Posted By on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 9:44 AM

An item last week mentioned, belatedly, the small ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in which some ashes of First Cat Socks were scattered on the grounds as his final keeper, Clinton presidential secretary Betty Currie, had requested.

The news article mentioned a brief poem written for the occasion by First Lady Ginger Beebe.

Readers asked for a copy. Read on.

Socks 1991 - 2009

God sends some of us a special mission
To take in stray kitty cats,
To feed them and give them a permanent home,
To love them and make them our very own.
That's how it was for the cat named Socks,
Socks was very smart to have jumped
In the arms of little Chelsea,
For now Socks had a home at 1800 Center Street
The Arkansas Governor's Mansion.
While his time here was short
The move to the White House brought him
More family, fame and the envy of cats around the world.
Socks became a household pet name with his picture in
Magazines and image on posters.
He wrote a book that brought smiles to many a face,
Then retirement it was with his companion and friend
From his White House days.
Socks was loved by many and will forever be a part of the
History of this place, the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.

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