Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron has one day to pack up his belongings and leave 10 Downing Street, making way for his successor, Theresa May. But he won’t be packing everything into the blue vans spotted outside the residence: Officials say Larry the Cat will be allowed to stay.
“Larry is staying. He’s very much the Downing Street cat, not the Cameron’s personal cat. He is a Downing Street legend,” said a spokesman for the Cabinet Office”. Larry has been Number 10’s resident cat since 2011. He was brought in after a black rat was seen scurrying outside of Downing Street during a live broadcast on the BBC. David Cameron also wants Larry to stay in 10 Downing street.
Although known as the “chief mouser,” Larry’s work ethic has previously been called into question. Cameron once said that the brown and white tabby cat was happy just sitting on the chair in the hallway and “doesn’t get up and get out much.” On Tuesday, all eyes were on May, who has yet to confirm who will be in her top leadership team, which is expected to include a minister who will oversee Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Make sure to make good impression on Theresa May’s family Larry!