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Apparently anyone involved in politics can be the subject of a scandal . . . even a cat. That's the case in the U.K., where people are calling on Larry the Cat to resign from his post at 10 Downing Street (equivalent to the White House)  amid reports that a mouse appeared at a recent prime ministerial dinner.

Larry was adopted from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in February to help combat the property's rodent problem. The need became apparent after a rat was seen outside the door during a live television broadcast. Larry, a four-year-old tabby, was specifically chosen because of his "high chase-drive and hunting instinct" and "strong predatory drive."
 
For a while, things seemed to be going well. Over the summer, Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC that Larry was  "a good mouser" who had caught three mice since his arrival.
 
Apparently anyone involved in politics can be the subject of a scandal . . . even a cat. That's the case in the U.K., where people are calling on Larry the Cat to resign from his post at 10 Downing Street (equivalent to the White House)  amid reports that a mouse appeared at a recent prime ministerial dinner.

However, his reputation was sullied after a mouse reportedly appeared while the Prime Minister was dining with other officials.
 
Despite calls for his resignation in the wake of the incident, Cameron defended Larry. When asked if the tabby should step down, the PM's spokesperson said, "Larry brings a lot of pleasure to a lot of people."

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