The Treasury has hired a new cat! All of the mice in Philip Hammond’s department will now be taken care of by Gladstone.
The newly appointed Gladstone is an 18 month old black shorthair with “catitude.”
The other cats on Downing Street include the famous Larry, whose official title is Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, and Palmerston the Foreign Office cat. They have been scuffling lately, and there is a battle for territory between them. Adding a new cat to the mix could cause some drama.
Like the other cats on Downing Street, Gladstone was a stray adopted from the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.
— Philip Hammond (@PHammondMP) July 29, 2016
Well the cat’s out of the bag now (excuse the pun). Guess you can let me out; gots mice to catch! pic.twitter.com/sR6luV7SQL
— Gladstone (@HMTreasuryCat) July 29, 2016
Gladstone is already receiving a warm reception from his new colleagues.
— Palmerston (@DiploMog) July 29, 2016
Here is footage of him hard at work:
— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) July 29, 2016
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