Regular readers may remember a previous MYK list which profiled cats that have better jobs than you. Yesterday the UK Foreign Office announced an exciting new addition to this cohort – Palmerston, a two-year-old black and white short hair, and now, political staffer.
— Palmerston (@DiploMog) April 13, 2016
Palmerston hasn’t always rubbed ankles with high society. He was found, abandoned, wandering the streets of London without a microchip by the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
**BREAKING** The Foreign Office's cat Palmerston has left Battersea Dogs and cats Home for his new ministerial life pic.twitter.com/IJf864cZzr
— Ellie Price (@EllieJPrice) April 13, 2016
As well as giving Palmerston a second chance at life and a rewarding career, the move won’t cost tax payers a cent, with all costs being paid for by the new Chief Mouser’s workmates.
The Foreign Office outlined Palmerston’s new responsibilities in an official statement:
“Palmerston is HM Diplomatic Service’s newest arrival and in the role of FCO Chief Mouser will assist our pest controllers in keeping down the number of mice in our King Charles Street building.
“We have worked closely with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on Palmerston’s deployment and they have inspected his new home, as they do for all pawtential new owners of their rescue cats.”
— Marc Ashdown (@marcashdown) April 13, 2016
Read the full story here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/13/palmerston-the-cat-arrives-for-work-at-the-foreign-office/