India's Biography

India, the President and Mrs. Bush's black American Shorthair cat, passed away in January 2009. She was a beloved member of the Bush family for almost two decades.

President, Mrs. Bush, Barbara, and Jenna Deeply Saddened by Passing of Their Cat India ("Willie")

India also goes by "Willie" and "Kitty." India Bush has been a beloved member of the Bush family for more than 10 years.

"Dream" Job
Presidential Historian...loves to tell interesting facts about past Presidents and First Ladies.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush

Named for former Texas Ranger baseball player, Ruben Sierra, who was called "El Indio"

Willie Trivia
My pals, Spotty and Barney, love the outdoors, but I prefer to stay inside and visit the White House library. Do you like to read? I hope so. My favorite book is "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies" by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Mrs. Bush read this book to children at the White House during the holidays.

Photograph of India, a black cat, next to a plant on a table. White House photo by Paul Morse

Photo Essay of India ("Kitty")

Picture of a mouse. Favorites

Hiding from owners

Tuna-flavored kitty treats

Book if she could read
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

Place to nap
Under the bed

Jackson & Dave