Moggy Balboa: Cat fight at Downing Street

Wednesday, 17th October 2012

While the recent party conferences saw rhetorical fisticuffs among our political leaders back in the headlines again, it seems tensions in the coalition have trickled down to the government's felines too.

Such is the indication of a photo recently tweeted by Political Pictures showing a scuffle between David Cameron and George Osborne's cats outside Number 10.

The chancellor's moggy Freya landed a titanic hook on poor Larry, in an image that could be straight out of a cat remake of the classic Rocky boxing flicks.

Downing Street denied there was beef between the two animals, stating they were able to "co-exist".

Cats are territorial animals, and will often defend their space with violence if they feel it's been intruded into.

Ensuring your feline is properly fed and has its own litter tray, a scratching post and toys should help keep it happy, possibly reducing the chances it will stray into another cat's territory.

Alternatively, products such as the Feliway spray can be a way of calming agressive cats down.