At last.... the White House is becoming truly bi partisan. A cat is on its way. Probably a rescue cat. So that the home of the US President will have both dogs and cats.
One of the disappointments of the Obama presidence was the lack of feline presence. And as for President Trump... he didn't do pets of any kind. As the New Yorker says "there was only room for one authoritarian.
Who will be the First Cat or F.C.OTUS (First Cat of the United States)? Will he or she be able to exert authority over the White House dogs Champ and Major? (Major's record is poor). Another tuxedo cat like Socks? Or black? We don't know yet.
Join me in celebrating the fact that cats will now achieve their rightful position in society.
Here is a list of cats that have achieved the White House with their presidential pets.
Tabby and Dixie owning Abraham Lincoln – Lincoln once remarked that Dixie "is smarter than my whole cabinet.
Siam and Miss Pussy, Siamese cat owning Rutherford B. Hayes
Valeriano Weyler and Enrique DeLome, Angoras, owning William McKinley.
Tom Quartz and Slippers owning Theodore Roosevelt
Puffins. Woodrow Wilson.
Blacky and Tiger owning Calvin
Coolidge. (He of the rude remark about roosters and hens. Look it up!)
Tom Kitten owning John F. Kennedy
Shan owning Gerald Ford.
Misty Malarky Ying Yang, Siamese owning Jimmy Carter.
Cleo and Sara owning Ronald Reagan.
Socks owning Bill Clinton.
India Willie owning George W. Bush.