London’s Postal Museum Seeking Picture Perfect Postal Pussy Cats

Used as mice catchers back in the day, England’s Postal Museum is paying homage to that tradition, and is looking for official poster kittehs.


Cats as official mousers have long been used in the U.K.; just look at 10 Downing Street, The Treasury, and the Foreign Office. All have official mousers, and the Parliament has been campaigning for some of their own cats as well.


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The last cat who worked in the Postal Service in an official capacity was Blackie, who retired in 1984 when the organization switched to rodent-proof plastic bags. Blackie’s mentor was the famous Tibs the Great, who worked at headquarters for 14 years and garnered himself an official salary!


The Postal Museum wants to bring cats back into the picture and is looking for twelve cats to become Postal Museum Cats. Each cat will serve for a month, though the duty is ceremonial and will allow the cats to tele-commute from the comfort of their kitty posts in their homes. Their main function will be looking totes adorbs on the Museum website, and based on the pics we’ve seen on their Instagram Application , Postal Museum workers are going to have a hard time choosing!


Here are some of our faves!


Dear Sir or Madam, please consider our cat-pplication to the vacatcy of Postal Museum Puss. We possess excellent skills in hunting, napping, and meowdelling, and we are very purrfessionals. We would love to fill in the remote mousers role at the Postal Museum. Looking forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Artemis and Apollo ofinstagram _of_the_world inhats @thepostalmuseum


A post shared by Artemis and Apollo (@themainecoonlife) on Aug 31, 2017 at 7:50pm PDT


These kittehs are already poster-perfect!


on the job in life tab cat provide refurences the hat suit me?


A post shared by Rachel (@rachelmarkwick) on Aug 29, 2017 at 9:35am PDT


A mouser who sleeps on the job may not be the best fit….


Emily must been keen for the job as Postal Museum Cat, she's only gone and made a new hat, in her own style… as cats do:) @thepostalmuseum inhats ofinstagram


A post shared by Simon Lamrock (@simonlamrock) on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:32am PDT


That focus…that drive…that cat hat style!


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@thepostalmuseum Quentin thinks he is purrrfect for the role of PMC, he has all the props and loves a fancy hat! What do you reckon?! inhats ofinstagram agram


A post shared by Jenny Blyth (@storminateacupgifts) on Aug 15, 2017 at 5:34am PDT


Applying for a position and showing how it fits you so well? Big bonus points!


@roseweber157 look at Brandy being a right tropical


A post shared by jodie batey (@jodiebatey) on Jul 23, 2017 at 3:52am PDT


And then there’s this cat. Who clearly has no f$*# to give about being a postal cat or mouser or anything of any sort that would require moving.

Lori Ennis
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