Breaking Mews: Palmerston arrives at the UK Foreign Office as “Chief Mouser”

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Palmerston the cat
Photo Credit: Palmerston Twitter

Some of you may have read this story in the papers already but for those that missed it we thought it would be good to cover it. 😀

The foreign office here in the UK adopted a lovely black and white cat called Palmerston from Battersea Cats and Dogs home! His main duties in the Foreign office will be the reduction of mice!

Palmerston with mouse toy
Photo Credit: Palmerston Twitter

He has been named after Lord Palmerston:

The cat is named after Lord Palmerston, who was apparently well-liked and was the oldest Prime Minister in history to take office for the first time, at the age of 71.

The big question remaining is will he make friends with his neighbour Larry? Who is resident cat at 10 Downing street!

larry and palmerston

For the full story and videos of his arrival check out the article on the Daily Telegraph!

Palmerston in his new office
Photo Credit: Palmerston Twitter

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47 thoughts on “Breaking Mews: Palmerston arrives at the UK Foreign Office as “Chief Mouser”

      1. At least on your side of “the pond”. Mr. M is quite lazy and Purrseideon wants to make friends with everything – well, everything except those aggressive squirrels and the cat the neighborhood captured.

          1. I suspect that the grumpy old man is too set in his ways and hiding is his lifestyle. However, in his younger years, he was known to catch squirrels… Now that his paws seem so arthritic, I think a mouse would be a challenge.

  1. But Larry was the best, and got fired for being lazy and not accomplishing his duties as the chief mouse reducer. Larry was always found to be strolling or sleeping.
    Well let’s see how the competition goes.

  2. Unable to get “Daily Telegraph” Can u send article? Please. Linda Anderson Savannah is popular now. Since she has made TRT’s. :+)

    1. Oh! Does the online link not work outside of the U.K.? I pretty much summarised the most important points of it but can send you a screen grab of the page later?

  3. Palmerston was famous, but probably had more enemies than friends. One thing he’s remembered for is that when the inhabitants of the town of Rugeley, Staffordshire, were so hurt by the extensive publicity about their local celebrity, repeat murderer Dr Palmer that they petitioned the government to change the name of their town, Palmerston replied that they could, provided they named it after him – that is, as Palmerston.

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