It’s a time of major change in the United Kingdom. One thing, however, will stay the same: Larry the No. 10 Downing Street Cat.
The BBC reports this week that Larry the cat will keep his job and home after David Cameron steps down as Britain’s Prime Minister on Wednesday. Theresa May will replace Cameron, but no one will replace Larry.
“It’s a civil servant’s cat and does not belong to the Camerons — he will be staying,” a government spokesman told the BBC.
The “Chief Mouser” has lived at No. 10 Downing Street since 2011. He came from London’s Battersea Cats and Dogs Home to curb a rat problem. A large black rat had scurried past the No. 10’s front door during a live TV broadcast, prompting a need for pest control.
That means he’ll also stay neighbors with Foreign Office cat Palmerston. We’re glad that government can recognize a keeper.