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New cat Jock moves into Chartwell
BBC ^ | 29 Nov 2010 | unattributed

Posted on 11/29/2010 5:32:02 PM PST by smokingfrog

A new kitten has taken up residence at Chartwell, thanks to a request by Sir Winston Churchill.

Churchill owned a marmalade coloured cat which he named Jock, after Sir Jock Colville, one of his private secretaries.

Churchill requested that there should always be a cat with four white paws and a white bib "in comfortable residence".

Jock V now lives in the top flat and has an unlikely love of water.

According to staff at the house, he spends his time exploring and being pampered, and "jumps into the sink at every opportunity".

The original Jock meant so much to Churchill that he attended many war-time cabinet meetings with him and rumour has it that meals in the Churchill household did not commence until "ginger" tabby Jock was present at table.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chat; churchill; marmalade

1 posted on 11/29/2010 5:32:05 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Jock V

2 posted on 11/29/2010 5:34:32 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: smokingfrog
Jock Colville, the person, wrote a very interesting memoir about his time as one of Churchill's private secretaries during WWII. His working style was eccentric, to say the least.
3 posted on 11/29/2010 5:36:09 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: smokingfrog

>> The original Jock meant so much to Churchill &etc

I feel exactly the same way about my own “marmalade coloured” tabby!

So this is Jock V; Jocks I — IV must have lived long lives!


4 posted on 11/29/2010 5:37:30 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: smokingfrog

T’was a wise cat and did more for the cause of peace than we all may never know.

he had a sloughful of pets over the years.. no wonder he smoked cigars.

http://www.historyinanhour.com/blog/read_16661/winston-churchills-pets.html


5 posted on 11/29/2010 5:37:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: theDentist

He looks like my cat Stainz.


6 posted on 11/29/2010 5:38:40 PM PST by VeeP22
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To: smokingfrog

Yet another reason to admire Sir Churchill.


7 posted on 11/29/2010 5:38:46 PM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: Slings and Arrows

kitty ping


8 posted on 11/29/2010 5:43:09 PM PST by Mercat
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To: smokingfrog
That pooty-tat pic just screams mischief.
heheheh
9 posted on 11/29/2010 5:44:01 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: smokingfrog
thanks to a request by Sir Winston Churchill.

Well, at least we know they were wanted and loved instead of political props..........aka Buddy and Socks.

10 posted on 11/29/2010 5:45:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: smokingfrog
Fascinating man Churchill. The 'right person' for his pivotal position in history.
It seems that every time I read more about him I discover another interesting facet. Just the right mix of intellect, bravado and disregard for convention.

Winston Churchill's Pets
11 posted on 11/29/2010 5:46:25 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: Tainan

He was truly the man of the century. Time gave it to Einstein but it matters not. He has more than enough honours. The one I like the most is that Pol Roger champagne named its luxury brand after him. To me that tops a Nobel or Time magazine. I have a feeling bon vivant Churchill would agree with me.


12 posted on 11/29/2010 5:54:37 PM PST by xp38
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To: NormsRevenge

Just remember that dogs have owners while cats have staff.

Our pair of each impresses that on us daily!


13 posted on 11/29/2010 6:06:09 PM PST by benewton
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To: Tainan

When WSC became Prime Minister in May 1940, he and his family had moved into Ten Downing Street, which had a resident cat, Lady Soames recalls: “He was treated with great kindness but we disrespectfully named him Munich Mouser, since he was a holdover from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s administration.”

LOL


14 posted on 11/29/2010 6:29:28 PM PST by smokingfrog ( ><{{{{{{(0>)
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To: theDentist

That’s such a sweet looking baby, I want to mush him!


15 posted on 11/29/2010 6:48:35 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Mercat; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

16 posted on 11/29/2010 6:51:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jocon307
This is what he'd look like Post-mush...

Why would you want to mush him? I mean, barbeque may be tastier...

17 posted on 11/29/2010 6:55:34 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love him!! He looks like Evinrude!!


18 posted on 11/29/2010 6:57:31 PM PST by Monkey Face (TSA: A government union for molesters.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Well, at least we know they were wanted and loved instead of political props..........aka Buddy and Socks.

Or Bo. How curious that the dog gets named after The Won's initials! If the girls were so stuck on the name they could have at least named him Beau or Beaux. Also, it sure seems like Mo gets stuck walking him a lot. I thought he was supposed to be their pet?

19 posted on 11/29/2010 7:20:51 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: smokingfrog; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Churchill's Feline Menagerie

20 posted on 11/29/2010 7:43:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: smokingfrog

What a precious baby. Lost my ginger cat about a month ago.


21 posted on 11/29/2010 8:35:23 PM PST by Roses0508
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To: Slings and Arrows

That certainly puts Winnie at the top of my list of great men in history. Long live Jock.


22 posted on 11/30/2010 4:18:29 AM PST by TheOldLady (The only way to run our country is conservatively.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Pampered indoor cats can live 20 years on average. The oldest cat on record was over 30, I think. Most really old cats only make it to their mid to late 20’s though.

Of our first two cats, one lived to be 19-1/2, my Tiger. She was a brat, but much loved anyway.


23 posted on 11/30/2010 4:42:26 AM PST by TheOldLady (The only way to run our country is conservatively.)
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To: theDentist

oh dear!


24 posted on 11/30/2010 5:02:05 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Slings and Arrows

An interesting cat article from both a historic and animals/pets related perspective. :)=^..^=


25 posted on 11/30/2010 5:29:14 AM PST by Biggirl (GO UCONN!!!!:)=^..^=)
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To: TheOldLady

>> She was a brat, but much loved anyway.

They’re all brats. It’s just one of their many endearing qualities.

FRegards


26 posted on 11/30/2010 6:05:47 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Ha ha! Indeed.


27 posted on 11/30/2010 6:06:51 AM PST by TheOldLady (The only way to run our country is conservatively.)
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To: jocon307

Idiots cry for attention everywhere....


28 posted on 11/30/2010 10:11:40 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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