'Cats in the House

Hicks's cats looking at the camera

Virginia and Hamilton Hicks

The two feline residents of the President’s house like their new digs.

Hamilton and Virginia are people cats who enjoy family time.

They’ve also figured out how to open the doors to the newly renovated formal living (and hosting college guests’) room, so the family installed baby locks to keep them out.

When company comes, they’re relegated to the family’s bedrooms upstairs, or in this case, an enclosed porch off the kitchen, where an “I’m on the outside looking in” Virginia stares mournfully at visitors.

This article was originally published in the Spring/Summer 2023 print issue of the Davidson Journal Magazine; for more, please see the Davidson Journal section of our website.