Jordan's diplocat reports back to UK foreign office


Published: 2017-11-10 10:21

Last Updated: 2024-06-22 02:01

Lawrence of Abdoun, exhausted after fielding media requests. (Twitter @LawrenceDipCat)
Lawrence of Abdoun, exhausted after fielding media requests. (Twitter @LawrenceDipCat)

It has been a busy month for Lawrence of Abdoun, the British embassy’s diplocat in Jordan, who was appointed to the high-profile position in October.

As the first overseas envoy to Palmerston, the chief mouser and top cat at the Foreign Office in London, it appears the black and white fluff ball has taken on his new found diplomatic duties with ease.

In a comprehensive report back to Palmerston, Lawrence touched on his briefing sessions with Edward Oakden, the British ambassador to Jordan, and shed light on the current mouse situation in the kingdom.

The adventurous feline also revealed he has been planning a couple excursions outside of Amman.

Lawrence, a previous resident of the Humane Centre for Animal Welfare, has found himself at the centre of a media frenzy following his appointment as UK representative.


Fortunately for Palmerston and British embassy staff, this new-found fame does not seem to have impacted Lawrence’s purr-fessional duties.