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Monday, 14 February 2011

For a while now the members of the press have been pointing out the rat infestation that has taken hold of Downing Street, and for once not inferring that it was the residence Prime Minister in number 10 itself.

The rats had grown in number after the last feline resident of the famous number 10 residence had retired to a home of a former cabinet employee. Swapping a life of photos shoots and hunting for the comfort of an old chair, Whiskas cat crunches and having his tummy tickled.

Employees of Number 10 had originally tried playing the pipes in order to lure the rats away but this action had failed. Therefore, Number 10 had decided to take action and were going to employee a new feline to be picked from a local cat rehoming centre for a pay of regular tinned food, occasional treats and photo shoots. However, after having viewed several potential cats, Number 10 has reported that that had not been able to find a photogenic moggy who is also a keen mouser at the local home.

BBC news says that a new PA working at Number 10 has instead employed a large cat offered by a local animal housing enclosure located in London's Regents Park, called Tigger, who is reportedly very photogenic and striped. Tigger is said to have a Siberian ancestry which the new PA said will help with its main job of working outside in the street during the cold winter months.

Some members of the number 10 household are said to be a bit nervous of new kitty Tigger, who has been in residence for two days, as Tigger has extremely large claws and has already shredded the sofas in the main meeting room,coughed up a large fur ball under the PMs desk, and destroyed top cabinet papers.

It has been noted that the rat infestation continues so far unabated, but a member of the cabinet who visited the PM yesterday, has been reported as missing.

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