Rewind 10 years and you’d see a Britain that seemed relatively calm and uneventful. No Brexit, no Covid, just the then PM, David Cameron agreeing to rehome a rescue cat, named Larry.
Larry, who is now 14 years old, has been chief ratter to three PMs: David Cameron, Theresa May and now Boris Johnson. And today, he celebrates 10 years of being the most influential cat in British politics.
From getting a specific mention in David Cameron’s resignation speech to being unceremoniously shifted from his sunny sunbathing spot before an important Theresa May news briefing, Little Larry is no stranger to a news story.
In recent months, he entertained reporters who were waiting for a Brexit announcement by getting into a scuffle with a pigeon.
Larry has also met two Presidents. He was reportedly rather fond of President Obama (despite him usually not being very taken by men) and more recently caused a security catastrophe by deciding to have a nap under Donald Trump’s presidential car.
Fans of Larry have said what a great poster boy the little kitty is for rescue cats.
Happy anniversary Larry, we’re looking forward to hearing about many more adventures!
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