He was a four-year old tabby at that time. He is the latest in a long line of Downing Street cats. Previously there were in service: Rufus of England in 1920s, Munich Mouser in 1930’s and 1940’s, Wilberforce in 1970’s, Humpfrey – from 1989 to 1987 and Sybil in 2007. They were all loved animals and in some circumstances even subject in the media.
Mr Cameron said he was “delighted to welcome Larry to his new home” and that he was confident he would be “a great addition to Downing Street and will charm our many visitors”. A declaration of the new PM Theresa May about Larry it’s not known yet. Larry is a rescue cat from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and was chosen by Downing Street staff.
An interesting thing to retain is that during time Larry, the cat, met some important politic personalities including the American President Barack Obama. Larry’s birthday (supposed to be in January 2007) was celebrated every year in Downing Street. He was honored with a blue plaque at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in October 2012.