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No. 10 mouser Larry celebrates 10 years of being most influential cat in politics

Larry the cat outside No. 10 DOwning Street dog-happy
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Politics in Britain have been rather tumultuous over the last ten years, but one thing has remained constant and that’s feline in chief, Larry the cat.

By Natasha James

Published on the 15/02/2021, 11:25

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.

Show stealer

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.

Trans-Atlantic relations

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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