Larry the Cat will get a clear invoice of well being as Downing Road insists its Chief Mouser is match and nicely

Downing Road has denied claims that Larry the Cat is unwell after he underwent veterinary therapy for cysts.

Larry, Downing Road’s Chief Mouser, has now seen 5 successive prime ministers since his arrival in 2011, and is advancing into his later years, considered 15-years-of-age.

Severe issues had been raised concerning the cat’s well being however Downing Road has since rejected the claims.

‘Larry noticed the vet final month for a routine check-up. He stays in Downing Road and is feline nicely,’ a Downing Road supply instructed The Solar.

Larry has had a entrance row seat to British politics for over greater than a decade and has been a mainstay behind the Downing Road gate.

Larry the cat, Chief Mouser to the Cupboard Workplace licks his paw on the doorstep of 10 Downing Road in London, October 14, 2022

Larry the Cat sits exterior 10 Downing Road, November 23, 2022

Larry the Cat prowls throughout his Downing Road territory, July 7, 2022

In keeping with the Downing Road web site, Larry’s duties embrace: ‘greeting visitors to the home, inspecting safety defences and testing vintage furnishings for napping high quality.

‘His day-to-day duties additionally embrace considering an answer to the mouse occupancy of the home. Larry says that is nonetheless ‘in tactical strategy planning stage’.

The cat can also be well-known for a parody Twitter account which has amassed greater than 800,000 followers with a satirical tackle the Downing Road ongoings.

Following the claims that he was unwell, the account Tweeted ‘do not consider the rumours’ in response to a sighting of him exterior Quantity 10.

Larry joined his new Downing Road dwelling in 2011 after being rescued from Battersea Canine and Cats House.

He was initially supposed to be a pet for David and Samantha Cameron’s kids, however has since remained on obligation at Quantity 10.

The Chief Mouser needed to beat off 4 different candidates for his place however a Downing Road staffer named David took a selected shine to him.

An acquaintance of David instructed Instances Radio that the cat was chosen ‘as a result of he was calm and was unbothered about whether or not he was picked or not, in contrast to different extra needy cats, who meowed and needed consideration.’

Larry the Cat, yawns as he is photographed after Liz Truss introduced her resignation as Prime Minister, October 20, 2022

Larry can also be well-known for his tussles with different animals all through his time on Downing Road.

In November final yr he obtained right into a fierce scrap with a fox in entrance of the well-known black Quantity 10 door. The Chief Mouser fought the city fox off because it retreated from Larry’s Downing Road territory.

A lot of Westminster’s pigeon inhabitants have additionally needed to flee Larry’s assault.

The cat has additionally been identified to have face-offs with Downing Road’s different feline residents together with his archenemy Palmerston, the mouser from the Overseas Workplace, who retired from his position in 2020.

Larry the Cat welcomed US President Donald Trump to Downing Road in June 2019

British Prime Minister David Cameron introduces President Barack Obama to Larry the cat at 10 Downing Road, Might 25, 2011

Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Chief Mouser Larry the Cat

He had a lower than amicable relationship with former Chancellor George Osborne’s cat Freya, with the 2 being caught in a scrap in 2012.

From David Cameron, Theresa Might, Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, and now RIshi Sunak, the Chief Mouser has seen over a decade of prime ministers. However Larry has taken to some greater than others.

It was additionally rumoured that the then outgoing prime minister David Cameron had a considerably frosty relationship with Larry – prompting him to take a photograph of himself sitting on an armchair with Larry on his lap simply earlier than he moved out. He held up the image in his last Prime Minister’s Questions as ‘proof’ that they obtained alongside simply positive.

Final yr, Larry was filmed snubbing then prime minister Liz Truss, who’s on her approach out of Downing Road, when she bent right down to try to stroke him throughout her 49-day tenure.