A tabby cat with a Union Jack bow tie sits on the Cabinet room table.

Yes, prime mouser

The official title of Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is held by a cat in charge of keeping mice under control at the UK Prime Minister’s office at 10 Downing Street. The current incumbent is Larry.

It was once commonplace to employ cats as mousers, so Larry is not unique; the UK Post Office employed a cat named Tibs the Great for many years and Canada’s Parliament had its own cat colony.