Larry The Downing Street Cat: Pictures From His First Year In Office
So, Larry - or to give him his full name, Larry the cat - is celebrating his first year at Number 10 Downing Street. Celebrating it with balloons, it would appear from the picture above. Which is surely a bad idea at any party involving a cat.
But we digress. Yes, Adele may have had "the most life-changing year", but she's not the only one.
Because one minute, Larry was languishing in obscurity - and a cage - in Battersea Dogs And Cats Home. The next, he was residing at the most famous address in England. Well, the most famous address until Sherlock Holmes had that revival.
And what a year it's been! He hasn't managed to stop the NHS bill, admittedly - but he's no doubt stopped a few mice. And he's certainly had a better year than Vince Cable or Nick Clegg.
But enough of all this. Let's use our opposable thumbs to flick through Larry's photo album and look back on his incredible first year...
Larry is delighted to leave Battersea
Larry learns how to smile for the cameras...
...and also how to pose for them
Larry takes office
Larry does his morning stretches
Larry learns to sniff out suspicious visitors
Larry sleeps through a cabinet meeting
Larry hears Nick Clegg is in the building
Larry marks his territory
Larry is replaced by a stuffed cat and no one notices
Larry woos the ladies...
...so much that they pap him
Larry waits for an Ocado delivery
Larry arrives on his morning ride
Larry doesn't care for Pret-A-Manger
Larry gets carried away
Larry perfects his Paddington Bear hard stare