Since 2011, Larry, a domestic cat, has been Chief Mouser at the UK Cabinet Office at 10 Downing Street. He’s a brown and white tabby cat who was presumably born in January 2007. He had gained a reputation for being “aggressive” in his contacts with other neighborhood mice by July 2016, when Theresa May became prime minister, especially when it came to Palmerston, the much younger cat that resides in the Foreign Office.
Larry outside 10 Downing Street, his official residence and place of business
Larry is a stray cat that personnel at Downing Street selected from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. According to Downing Street sources, Larry was intended to be a pet for the children of David and Samantha Cameron.
He was characterized as an “excellent ratter” with “a high chase-drive and hunting instinct.” Larry’s fame contributed to a 15% increase in cat adoptions, according to data from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2012. [Reference needed]
Soon after Larry was taken in at Downing Street, a press report claimed that his original owner had launched a campaign to find him and that he was a lost cat. However, it was later discovered that the story was false, and neither the owner nor the campaign ever existed.
Larry the Cat: Who Is He?
Chief Mouser to the UK Cabinet Office is Larry the cat, a brown and white tabby who has resided at 10 Downing Street since 2011.
He was a former stray who had been rescued from Battersea Dogs and Cats in London, and he is the first cat to have held the position since Humphrey retired in 1997.
When Was Larry the Cat Born?
Although it might be challenging to estimate a stray cat’s age, the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home estimated Larry’s age at roughly four when he was adopted. In 2022, he will be roughly 15 years old, which is the same as 76 human years.
When Is the Birthday of Larry the Cat?
As a stray, Larry’s precise birthday is unknown, but it is thought that he was born around January 13th, the day on which he is recognized. The carnation and snowdrop are Larry’s birth flowers, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Larry the Cat Lives Where?
Where does he live? was one of the most frequently requested topics that Larry answered in a tweet on July 7.
Time to Make a Few Things Clear:
- ‘Boris Johnson’s cat’ is not who I am.
- He is simply a temporary inhabitant of Downing Street, like other Prime Ministers.
- I have a permanent home here. I stay after he eventually leaves.
- Yes, everything is really embarrassing, but it will soon be finished.
Who Is Larry the Cat’s Owner?
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron first took in Larry in 2011 in an effort to control a rat problem close to his official house.
He later served under Theresa Cameron and Boris Johnson, and after outlasting all three of them, he now assumes his position as Chief Mouser under the direction of Liz Truss, the next prime minister.
Can the Cat Larry Serve as Prime Minister?
Yes, if he gets his way! In a last-minute effort to win the converted position, Larry put his name in the running by erecting billboards featuring him with contenders Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss and asking, “If you had to choose, who would you vote for?” and “Larry for a leader.”
Larry was narrowly defeated for the position of leader this year, but we wouldn’t rule out the possibility that the little tabby may run again when the main election takes place in 2024.