Could there be a catfight in Downing Street?

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  • George Osborne was reunited with his lost cat Freya, sparking fears of a fight with the Prime Minister's cat, Larry

    George Osborne must have been delighted at finding his long-lost cat Freya, but there were concerns that there could be a cat fight at Number 10.

    Since David Cameron became Prime Minister in 2010, there has been one cat who has had the run of Downing Street.

    Larry the cat, a brown and white tabby, was brought in to chase mice in the famous residence and is loved by reporters and dignitaries alike.

    A few weeks ago there were fears there could be a turf war between Larry and Freya, but new pictures show Freya prowling Downing Street and exploring her new surroundings – without upsetting Larry.

    Freya, a large tabby (see pics) was a few months old when she went missing from the Chancellor’s home three years ago. Despite the Osbourne family’s attempt at finding her, they gave up hope.

    But two weeks ago they received a phone call saying Freya was alive, and had been looked after by a neighbour who hadn’t seen the family’s lost cat posters.

    After being reunited with the family, she was introduced to Larry, the Camerons’ cat.

    A Treasury spokesman said recently: ‘She is settling in nicely and getting on well with family, staff and Larry.’


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