I think I’ve announced twice that Larry, the Official Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, would keep his job after Theresa May becomes Prime Minister (today). I was greatly relieved. PMs come and go, but Larry has only one Forever Home (he was adopted from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Shelter), and there he should stay. He hasn’t been a particularly effective mouser, but neither was David Cameron a particularly effective Prime Minister. We shall see about The Honourable Theresa May.
In the meantime, reader Chris directed me to a German website with pictures of May taking up her residence, and Larry watching, seemingly unimpressed. The site is for the magazine Tagesschau, and the article’s title is “Der Kater Larry bleibt in Downing Street Nr. 10” (“The tomcat Larry will stay at 10 Downing Street.”) Here’s both Theresa May and the Honourable Chief Mouser:
The picture below, showing May with her trademark fancy footwear, has the caption: