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Larry the Downing Street cat gets on ‘purr-fectly well’ with the house

Posted by: Richard Towey  Date: 01/10/2013   Category: Latest News

Larry, the resident cat at number 10 Downing Street, is very much a loved animal, a spokesman for the house has announced.

Writing in a new book, journalist Matthew d’Ancona claimed that Larry is merely a public relations tool and, despite being brought into the home to catch mice back in February 11, has barely caught a thing since starting his job.

These claims have been brushed aside by a spokesman for the residence, who insists Larry is “very popular with everyone” in the building.

Bbc.co.uk says the six-year old rescue moggy was moved from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to take up his role as ‘chief mouser’ at the Prime Minister’s home. However, he was found longing for cat beds after being spotted sleeping on the job back in November 2011 and only recorded his first kill in 2012.

Revelations from d’Ancona prompted concerned cat lovers to promote a ‘savelarry’ hashtag on Twitter. The campaign grinded to a halt after a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron maintained that Larry was well looked after before branding the comments “totally untrue”.

“He is very popular with everyone in the building and we all get on purr-fectly well,” they added.

Foxnews.com says Larry is one of a number of cats to enjoy time at Downing Street. Since the 1920s, all of the furry friends have been given the title of chief mouser to the Cabinet Office and put on the payroll.