New Mouser for Downing Street

by Rebecca on October 28, 2012

in Animal Stories

Larry the Downing Street cat is sacked as Number 10’s chief mouse catcher after chillaxing too much on the job

He has long been accused of chillaxing on the job.

Now it seems Larry the Downing Street moggy has had one cat nap too many for his owner’s liking.

In his second major reshuffle in two weeks, David Cameron has reportedly sacked his pet as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet after finally growing tired of Larry’s lethargy.

One chillax too many: Larry the Downing Street cat has been sacked as chief mouse catcher by David Cameron after a dismal performance this yearOne chillax too many: Larry the Downing Street cat has been sacked as chief mouse catcher by David Cameron after a dismal performance this year

New surroundings: Freya the cat is pictured prowling Downing Street after she was returned to George Osborne recently New predator: Mr Cameron has brought in Chancellor George Osborne’s tabby Freya (above) as the chief mouser in place of Larry

 

 It took Larry six months in the post before he made his first ‘confirmed kill’ last month and he doesn’t appear to have made any since.

The breaking point came on Thursday when the Prime Minister found Larry asleep on his chair in his Number 10 study as a mouse ran across the room, according to The People.

He attempted to wake Larry to spur him into action, but all the feline could manage was to open one eye and duly didn’t budge an inch.

Mr Cameron has now drafted in Chancellor George Osborne’s tabby Freya as the new Mouser of State to patrol Numbers 10, 11 and 12.

Sources claim Larry will be completely sidelined and have described the new arrangement as a ‘job share’ to avoid any hurt feelings.

Freya, who returned to Downing Street after going missing for three years, is thought to an altogether tougher and more street-wise predator.

Lethargic: Larry prepares to ambush a mouse, but misses. He finally made his first 'confirmed kill' after six months in the jobLethargic: Larry prepares to ambush a mouse, but misses. He finally made his first ‘confirmed kill’ after six months in the job

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204009/Larry-Downing-Street-cat-sacked-Number-10s-chief-mouse-catcher-chillaxing-job.html#ixzz2AGOFgm2s
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