Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Downing Street adopts a cat - David Cameron, British Prime Minister's first agreeable move.

Unrelated: Wow, 200 followers in 4 days. Thanks everyone for your support.

Larry settles into his new home today
As a consequence of a rat problem at 10 Downing Street, Larry the cat has been adopted today. The rat infestation became famous across the country when one was seen running across the doorstep of the residence of Prime Minister David Cameron on the BBC national news in January.

Larry was a stray cat taken in by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, is around 4 months old, and is said to be family-friendly but also has "a high chase-drive and hunting instinct".

Larry is the latest of the cats to live at Number 10, the first since 2006. His predecessors include Rufus of England, nicknamed Treasury Bill, Munich Mouser who lived under Chamberlain and Churchill during World War 2, and Humphrey, who moved out in 1997 amid reports that Cherie Blair did not get on with the cat.


However different the political views of Britain's Prime Ministers have been throughout the years, they seem to all have a soft spot for our feline friends.


Via BBC News

77 comments:

  1. I'd always kind of hoped that the prime minister would be more of a dog person. Hmm.
    Also, surely there must be a more humane way to catch the rats/mice/mongoose whatever that are infesting number 10 than a vicious animal that will tear them to shreds? I believe this sends an interesting message to our society; don't be awkward, we will rip you up.

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  2. The cat should solve the rat problem!

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  3. YEAH LARRY! That's the name of of brother, but alas, he does not hunt rats. I'm glad to see that this guy got a good home!

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  4. Larry is my new favorite cat...EVER.

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  5. I'm glad there are no rats where I live.

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  6. Pretty outstanding cat ya got there.

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  7. That's pretty cool that they would adopt a cat instead of fumigating the place.

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  8. pretty cool they adopted the cat!

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  9. Nice post!!! I wait on my blog!!!

    $upporting BRO!!!

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  10. What a ridiculous name for a cat.

    xx

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  11. Interesting to see that the Downing Street has such problems as rats.

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  12. Wait, I thought David Tennant was the PM?

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    THANKS!

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  14. hooray for larry the cat glad to see he has a new home

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  15. I love cats :) and Larry is a very special one

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  16. News like this always leave a warm feeling inside. Thanks!

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  17. oh Larry, did you screw up our dossiers again?
    Bad kitty! Baaaddd kiiittt- tttyyyy!

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  18. I actually prefer cats over dogs.

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  19. I guess they´re going to need more than one cat....

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  20. I want a cat. I used to have one but he passed away a few years ago :,(

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  21. I've been reading your blog and I like it :) I'll be following for sure!

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  22. I'd say these are the worlds most important cats! I wish I could own a cat but I'm allergic, they are by far my favorite animal though.

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  23. Aw, guess he does have a heart then.

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  24. Haha Larry the cat. I hope he lives a long, prosperous life.

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  25. larry is too cute. hope he helps out with the rat infestation.

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  26. Not too fond of cats, but they're alright. weird story =D

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  27. My friend had a cat and a rat who got along great. Go figure...

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  28. So litterbox provided by them as well?? or any coupon to buy cat-genie?
    http://meandmythinkingcap.blogspot.com/2010/12/cat-genie.html

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  29. That's good news! Maybe the cat will make better decisions haha.

    Not that it's my place to judge, I'm not even British.

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  30. Congrats and I'm happy Larry found a home :D

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  31. Bet that cats livin' in style now!

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  32. Should I take a knee when I address this cat?

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  33. At least he came up with a solution
    ukwrestler23.blogspot.com

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  34. It's funny how far technology has brought us, but cats are still the best way to solve a rat problem.

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  35. go larry, beast it out with those rats!

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  36. Oh that Larry, what WONT he do.

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  37. cats will always be in the hearts of ours. shine on your crazy diamonds.

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  38. lol thats cool, even if its PR...

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  39. thats cool nice to know ;)

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  40. i just hope the rats dont gang on him

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  41. Yeah, cats are the best solution for rats (but don't give them much food...)

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  42. I want to approve of a cat being rescued but if the rats are caught then nobody will get bitten and catch a fatal disease.

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  43. larry is too cute !!! i hope he'll helps out with the rat infestation :D

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  44. The times they are a-changin'.

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  45. I like how the adopted him, rather than buying a "pristine" one. So lovely :)

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  46. The cat could solve the rat prob :D

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  47. Hhaha everyone keeps talking about the rat infestation, so messed up

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  48. Dogs >>> Cats. Dogs are always faithful to you :)

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  49. You can say abput Britons what you want, but they know how to solve problems :D

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  50. Well there won't be a rat problem anymore now that Larry the cat is here :)

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  51. HAHA! Members of his cabinet were sitting in a conference room, like "Mr. Prime Minister, we need some good publicity. These students are KILLING you. I got it! LET'S ADOPT A CAT."

    "BRILLIANT!"

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  52. well cats are cute... but i personally think that i'll a prime minister that raises a dog will be more likely to get my vote =P

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  53. sweet Larry =) i love cats

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  54. I can't believe this was actually on the news last night, it's just a cat

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  55. it's nice he adopted the cat rather than buying one.

    like your blog, i'll follow

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  56. i could i would adopt 100 cats..i love cats

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