Skip to comments.New cat Jock moves into Chartwell
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.
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>> 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!
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.
He looks like my cat Stainz.
Yet another reason to admire Sir Churchill.
Well, at least we know they were wanted and loved instead of political props..........aka Buddy and Socks.
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.
Just remember that dogs have owners while cats have staff.
Our pair of each impresses that on us daily!
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 Chamberlains administration.
That’s such a sweet looking baby, I want to mush him!
Why would you want to mush him? I mean, barbeque may be tastier...
I love him!! He looks like Evinrude!!
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?
What a precious baby. Lost my ginger cat about a month ago.
That certainly puts Winnie at the top of my list of great men in history. Long live Jock.
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.
An interesting cat article from both a historic and animals/pets related perspective. :)=^..^=
>> She was a brat, but much loved anyway.
They’re all brats. It’s just one of their many endearing qualities.
Ha ha! Indeed.
Idiots cry for attention everywhere....
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