Categories: good cat news

Police officer knocks on door of No 10 Downing Street to open door for Larry the cat

Larry being let in. Screenshot from video.

We have a Brexit crisis in the UK. It’s political chaos but at this precise moment there is nothing more pressing that ensuring the front door to No 10 is opened to let Larry in as he has waited patiently long enough. A police officer knocks on the door to alert the doorman inside and, voilà, Larry trots in.

For those who aren’t aware of it, Larry is the resident cat at No 10 Downing Street which is the offices of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. More precisely it is the headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence and office of the Prime Minister (on the letter box the Prime Minister is described as the “First Lord of the Treasury”).

Larry’s role is to (a) add soul to the place (b) provide light entertainment (c) catch the odd mouse and (d) deter rats.

He’s still safe despite No 10 being plumb bang in the middle of London which is choked with traffic. Although the building backs onto St James Park and the road outside is closed.

Source: Sky News via

Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

View Comments

    • It looks very British. It is like a cat being at the front door of the White House and a security guard letting her in. Larry has rights! Can you imagine someone putting a cat flap into that shiny black door? That'd be a laugh.

Recent Posts

Legislation to end private big cat ownership in America passed in the House of Representatives

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Big Cat Public Safety Act is federal draft legislation which "prohibits…

6 hours ago

Tragedy in Lexington County, SC: 72-year-old feral colony caregiver killed during dispute over cats

A Lexington County, South Carolina feral colony caregiver was shot to death Thursday evening by…

13 hours ago

Veterinarian performs “humane declaw” against adoption contract

The Instagram post tells you what is happening. This is a "doctor", a veterinarian, who…

17 hours ago

16 facts about the Somali cat

Here are 16 facts about the one of the most attractive of all the purebred…

20 hours ago

Birdfeeder placement to help avoid attack by cats

I can think of two instances (but there are many more) of exposing, through good…

1 day ago

My neighbour’s cat asks to be let in all the time, so is he neglected?

It is not uncommon for neighbourhood cats to want to visit neighbour's homes. You won't…

1 day ago