Animagus at 10 Downing street?

Many of us love the company of one or more cats, especially if we are not, like Hagrid, allergic. Larry the cat, though, I suspect, may beLarry the Cat on Twitter: "“If you're over 40 you can now get your booster jab 3 months after your second dose of vaccine. Please book today and the NHS will look more than he seems, and that is because Larry lives at 10 Downing Street, the home of the Prime Minster. Larry, a shelter cat, has lived at the Prime Minister’s residence since 2011, and, unlike presidential pets that leave the White House with changes in administration, this handsome fellow has stayed through with each new government. Adopted when David Cameron was in office, and bestowed with the title “Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office,” Larry now has his own book,  has a children’s book, has met numerous heads of state, and is on Twitter (@Number 10cat).

Personally, I am curious as to whether or not Larry is an actual cat. He does seem quite spry for his age and capable of a variety of amazing feats (like sticking around in politics). Is it possible that, instead of relying on a magical portrait to communicate with the Muggle Prime Minster, that the Ministry of Magic has installed someone “closer to the ground”? Inquiring minds want to know, so perhaps some nosy Rita Skeeter type will get the scoop. Or maybe this is one for the Quibbler. In any case, Larry seems like a government official that it’s easy to support, unless, of course, one is a cat. Check out Larry in action here! Wait, is he reading a map?


  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says

    Reading “Personally, I am curious as to whether or not Larry is an actual cat” my first thought was of two of Richard III’s last three lines – “I think there be six Richmonds in the field; / Five have I slain to-day in stead of him” – and such things as Meyrick Edward Clifton James’ s book, I Was Monty’s Double (1954). Now, I’m wondering if polyjuice potion might enter the picture – do we know how that works with Animagi?

Speak Your Mind