This past week, the chief mousier to the cabinet office got the full royal treatment. Twitter user @Felicity_Baker snapped the famous feline posing for the camera with the caption “Such a poser…”
Such a poser… @Number10cat #workitbaby pic.twitter.com/e5U6DSeL3U— Felicity Baker (@Felicity_Baker) May 22, 2019
The photographer goes above and beyond (or in this case, below and beyond) to get the perfect angle. Larry the Drowning Street cat has been working for the cabinet office for 12 years. His bio boasts that he’s been “in position longer than the leaders of any of the main UK political parties.”
Striking a dignified posture, rumour has it that leader Larry is playing down unconfirmed reports that he would enjoy strong, universal, cross-party support as the next PM.— rick10687 (@rick10687) May 22, 2019
Larry’s many fans come out in full support for the perfect shot. He’s so popular that, who knows, he might just make his way into office. The Prime Minister position might be his next big break.
"I am proud to announce that I will be running to be the next Tory leader" – Larry the cat outside Downing Street this morning #PMQs ð¸@Reuters pic.twitter.com/AONZ3ybUtx— Derek Momodu (@DelMody) May 22, 2019
In the end, it was all worth it for the final shot. Staged by Reuters’ news photographer Toby Melville, the final picture is worthy of any campaign sign.