Bush family cat India, 18, dies
The 18-year-old female Shorthair was named after the former Texas Ranger baseball player, Ruben Sierra, who was called “El India.” She was given the name by Bush’s daughter Barbara. When Barbara and her twin sister, Jenna, went away to college, the cat stayed at the White House.
The cat had two nicknames: “Willie” and “Kitty.”
The Bushes were “deeply saddened” by the passing of the cat on Sunday.
The family has two other pets, Barney and Miss Beasley, both Scottish terrier dogs.
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-Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (India and Miss Beasley)