Meet Palmerston


I don’t know if the British are smarter than we are, more progressive or what, BUT instead of using pesticides, which can have unintended consequences, Her Majesty’s Service apparently employ cats to deal with rodent issues in their public buildings. The Foreign Office statement said, “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.” … Is it just me, or does Palmertson look very confident about his ability to succeed at his job? For the full story, click here. (BTW, the full story cover 2 other HM Diplomatic Service cats: Larry, the Downing St. cat, and Freya, the chancellor’s cat.

I also recently saw a story on CNN about American companies ’employing cats’ for that story, click here.


Author: foguth

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12 thoughts on “Meet Palmerston”

    1. IMHO, more governments and companies need to follow this example and employ cats…. Sure beats poisoning our environment with chemicals! (I’m certain chemical manufacturers disagree.)

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      1. I’m sure they disagree, too, but I most definitely agree with you. The poisons are bad news all around. No matter how careful one thinks they are being, one can’t insure that children won’t get into it. They are clever and can outsmart grownups very often.
        Have a blessed day!

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    1. I lived on a dairy farm in Wisconsin until I was 13 and had the same experience. Thus, I’ve always considered cats to have ‘jobs’, but once I met Dezi & Raena I had to redefine just how much they could do.

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    1. Purrseidon would probably second that – squirrels are the only thing that really seems to intimidate her & we usually refer to them as ‘tree rats’.
      Jokes aside I often wonder what politicians are thinking of when they make their choices. IMHO, cats are a much better choice than chemicals. Right now, FL is having an issue with zika/mosquitos and Miami has chosen to spray poison to kill those mosquitos … do politicians really believe that the chemical will only work on those mosquitos?!? IMHO, their solution is worse than letting Nature play out naturally…..

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      1. The other problem with the poison is that eventually end up in the water supply (or the Everglades). I don’t understand why they can’t introduce more indigenous bats. They don’t seem to be having a huge problem with transmission of Zika.

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      2. EXACTLY! And from what I’ve heard, the poison they are spraying to kill the mosquitos can be as harmful to humans as zika, given the ‘wrong circumstances’ (I know ‘right circumstances’ is the way most say this, but something that bad, can not be ‘right’.)

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