Mews and Nips: Downing Street Cat Falls Asleep on the Job

Larry the Downing Street cat

The funniest story of the week has to be the fuss over Larry, the official mouser at 10 Downing Street, who fell asleep on the job. According to NPR, calls for his resignation have been rebuffed, even though British Prime Minister David Cameron had to resort to “throwing cutlery” at a mouse during a state dinner last week. All the major British media outlets got in on the action, reporting this dereliction of duty. Stop the presses: a cat was found – sleeping! Read the full report on NPR’s website.

cat with toy mouse

PetMd had a wonderful article about exercising with your cat this week. We often forget that our indoor cats need exercise to stay healthy, and especially to maintain a healthy weight. All it takes is 10-15 minutes of engaging your cat in some form of activity, preferably with an interactive toy, each day. It’s a great way to spend time with your cat, and everyone will benefit: exercise for your cat, stress relief for you, increased bonding for both of you. Read the full article for more suggestions.

Have you noticed lately that more and more television commercials features pets, and that cats are taking over the internet? One cadvertising agency has decided to catpitalize on this growing trend and created the world’s first cat video division:


Have a great weekend!

Photo sources: photo of Larry from, photo of cat with toy from, photo of purring cat from Pet Health Care Gazette

3 Comments on Mews and Nips: Downing Street Cat Falls Asleep on the Job

  1. Layla Morgan Wilde
    November 19, 2011 at 9:15 am (9 years ago)

    LOL about Larry but must confess, a while back when Merlin began losing his vision, he allowed a mouse to eat out of his bowl.

  2. Max the Quilt Cat
    November 19, 2011 at 5:36 am (9 years ago)

    Good reminder about the exercise. The boys are still plenty active, but we do try to work in a little extra workout everyday.

    pawhugs, Max


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