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British PM fires 'Chief Mouser' Larry the cat
Toronto Sun ^ | September 16, 2012

Posted on 09/16/2012 2:11:00 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a major cabinet move: he fired his pet cat.

Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, has been cat-napping on the job, reports the Daily Mail.

Recruited from an animal shelter specifically for his mousing skills, Larry assumed office in Feb. 2011 and was charged with ridding 10 Downing Street of the pests.

"Larry spends his days greeting guests to the house, inspecting security defences and testing antique furniture for napping quality. His day to day responsibilities also include contemplating a solution to the mouse occupancy of the house," says the website of the PM's official residence.

But his record at mouse catching has been abysmal. He made his first confirmed kill just last month, according to the Daily Mail report.

Olly Grender, from the communications office of 10 Downing, tweeted on Aug. 28: "Just arrived at work Larry the cat sitting proudly outside No10 front door with a dead mouse next to him," and later posted a photo of "the victim."

Cameron is reportedly fed up with the failing feline and has recruited instead Freya, the tabby belonging to Chancellor George Osborne.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: davidcameron; kittyping; unitedkingdom
That's what happens when cats get a government job.
1 posted on 09/16/2012 2:11:05 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitty Ping.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 2:11:39 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

If only the Brits would fire their entire, useless government


3 posted on 09/16/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
If only the Brits would fire their entire, useless government

...and replace them with cats like this one that aren't competent enough to catch mice. The effectiveness of the gov't would stay the same (or improve slightly), but British taxpayers would save a fortune in salaries and pensions.
4 posted on 09/16/2012 2:15:34 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

5 posted on 09/16/2012 2:17:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

6 posted on 09/16/2012 2:19:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888

aww.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Squawk 8888

Larry has actually been killing hundreds of mice and EATING them; leaving nothing but the mouse whiskers!


8 posted on 09/16/2012 2:22:47 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: Squawk 8888

I wonder if the cat was like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZrUn03kXI&feature=share


9 posted on 09/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

I forgot to add a language warning for the Talking Kitty video. The series is so funny I ended up watching all of them last night.


10 posted on 09/16/2012 2:36:30 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

LOL, that kitty not only reminds me of my kitty, but also my hubby and my kid!


11 posted on 09/16/2012 2:39:23 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Twinkie
Larry has actually been killing hundreds of mice and EATING them; leaving nothing but the mouse whiskers!

Quite possible. Used to have a really badass rat catching cat, regularly leave a trophy by the kitchen door. But never a mouse.

One day I saw him actually catch a mouse, and I was "OK, I'll put it with the others".

"GROWL. This is eats"

12 posted on 09/16/2012 2:40:23 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Squawk 8888

Yay for kitties! =^_^=


13 posted on 09/16/2012 2:56:22 PM PDT by sadponies
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To: Squawk 8888

I used to have a cat name Oscar. He caught something about 5 times a week. The only catch he liked to eat were rabbits. The rabbits were always eating in my garden. Mice and birds were just dropped by the back door. Rabbits were summarily skinned and eaten by that cat.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 2:59:19 PM PDT by dancusa (Voting for Obama again is like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceburg again.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Do they not have exterminators in England? Or are rodents invading homes considered endangered species?


15 posted on 09/16/2012 3:03:24 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Twinkie

Exactly!!!

Mice leave you their carcases so you’ll think, good kitteh. But they don’t kill them and drop them all them off at the morgue for a body count, sheeshe.

Did they think to see if there were less rat and mice droppings (with a hint of hantavirus thrown in)?

Hell, if they or their U.S. counterparts were asked to prove what they do, it wouldn’t take a cat or dog’s hearing to hear their whining!


16 posted on 09/16/2012 3:08:17 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Squawk 8888

My cats would probably kill and eat David Cameron.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 3:33:30 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Squawk 8888

Poor Larry The Cat.
Smokey The Bear is now Smokey Bear.
Tony The Tiger is now Tony Tiger.
Larry will soon be Larry Cat.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 3:47:23 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Squawk 8888

So what did they do with the cat? Just kick him out?


19 posted on 09/16/2012 3:52:12 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: Vaquero

The advantage of having a cat is that most of the rodents choose to live elsewhere.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

AWESOMEZ pic

21 posted on 09/16/2012 4:10:42 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Squawk 8888

We leave blocks of industrial grade rat poison in my hunting camp. As we are away months at a time, If we don’t it gets infested. Now we occasionally have to pick up a. Corpse or 2, but that is about it


22 posted on 09/16/2012 4:18:25 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: pops88

LOL!! Now I have to watch them all, too.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 4:41:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Squawk 8888

Larry wuz Obamaed!!! (That means “something bad” in case ya’ll don’t know.) - Larry also wasn’t treated fairly; he wuz framed and slandered!


24 posted on 09/16/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: Vaquero

Yes.
No.

People just like to use cats as a cheap and lovely substitute for the extermination man. My mum and dad bought two cats twenty years ago to take out mice when they lived in a farmhouse. They moved a few years later back to town living and the cats became much loved town pets. Now sadly dead.


25 posted on 09/16/2012 4:53:38 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Squawk 8888

If you want a good mouser, Prime Minister, get a female.


26 posted on 09/16/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Squawk 8888

When a cat brings you a dead mouse, it’s not a trophy, it’s a warning. “This could be you! Now hurry up and change my cat box!”


27 posted on 09/16/2012 5:11:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: the scotsman

Never been a cat person.
I do have a stray that I took in as a 1.5lb kitten 3 years ago. She takes great pleasure starting trouble with my 2 year old Brittany. She gets the better of him every time. If I still had my big shepherd(Alsatian) who died many years ago. This cat would have been shaken like a rag to meet its maker long ago.
My other Brittany (bitch) has a cordial relationship with the cat

I can’t say I’m a cat person. I like this one though. I call her Mauser, an appropriate name for a gun collectors cat.


28 posted on 09/16/2012 5:56:39 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Larry spends his days greeting guests to the house, inspecting security defenses and testing antique furniture for napping quality.

Sounds like Allie, the big gray tabby that lived in my mother's nursing home. She had a scratching post but preferred the furniture.

29 posted on 09/16/2012 6:18:49 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Vaquero

I learned a country lesson today about leaving out buckets of water when using DeCon mouse poison.

The critters get dried out and head to the bucket for drink, fall in and drown.


30 posted on 09/16/2012 6:50:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Female cats in particular most certainly do bring “gifts”. They’re very kindly trying to help feed the soft skinned giant kittens who can’t mouse for themselves!


31 posted on 09/16/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Vaquero

“Alsatian”

My husband and I were looking at a house to rent. The Realtor wouldn’t rent to anyone who owned a German Shepherd (perceived dangerous dog). I told her we had an Alsatian. She had no clue. My husband had a great laugh over that interaction.


32 posted on 09/16/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

the only reason I used the term was I do believe the guy I was writing too....Was in England or Scotland where they tend to call that dog by the original name.

When I was a kid in the Bronx in the 1950s...we called them “Police Dogs”


33 posted on 09/17/2012 4:03:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I never was until mum and dad got the two cats (who had a litter, they kept the adorable runt of the litter, who lived for 20 years).

I am still like you more a dog person, but I am much more fond of cats now.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 5:38:42 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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