It’s an age old battle: Cat vs Dog. But whether you’re a feline fanatic or a dog devotee, you can’t help but feel sorry for new-dog-on-the-block Dylan who's being bullied by Larry.
By, 2 Oct 2019
Probably one of the most famous pets in politics, Larry the Downing Street Cat is a stalwart of Number 10. Coming from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Larry arrived at the famous address back in 2011 when Downing Street staff chose him as a pet for the Cameron family.
Here, he quickly gained a reputation for being a bit, ahem, shall we say, feisty?
Not one to shy from the limelight (or the flashbulbs of the press pack to be precise), Larry is regularly papped dozing serenely on the steps of Downing Street but it seems he may not always be quite so sanguine.
In a recent interview for LBC, Chancellor Sajid Javid has claimed that Larry can be a bit of a bully to Boris Johnson’s dog Dylan and his own Cavapoo Bailey.
"A bit territorial"
When questioned about how Larry was adjusting to the new arrivals, Javid said,
“Larry is a bit territorial, I've got to say. He's a good cat, but he does like to pick on the dogs.”
Luckily, Bailey and Dylan have each other for protection and the dogs regularly play together, presumably making plans to protect themselves from the ferocious Larry!
A parody account for little Larry has amassed over 330,000 followers on Twitter and provides regular updates of the kitty cat's activities.
Stay strong pooches, we're sure Larry's just a harmless pussycat really.
Dear Larry @Number10cat looking pretty relaxed this morning after hearing the latest silly season news that Corbyn thinks he can take control of No10 !! we have entered the arena of the unwell in Politics. pic.twitter.com/BPGP39rzfD— PoliticalPics (@PoliticalPics) August 15, 2019