LONDON-British Prime Minister David Cameron is leaving his official 10 Downing Street this week to make way for Theresa May, but one resident is staying put: Larry the cat.

Larry has been stalking the corridors of power since 2011, when he was brought into the prime minister’s office to handle pest control affairs. Larry had a lingering look up at May as she entered Number 10 on Tuesday for Cameron’s final cabinet meeting as prime minister.

And he did not seem perturbed by her trademark leopard-print kitten-heel shoes. There had been fears that Larry would be following the Camerons out of the door when May takes over as prime minister on Wednesday.

But while government members nervously await their fate, officials insisted the nine-year-old brown and white tabby was staying on and would survive May’s forthcoming reshuffle.

“It’s a civil servant’s cat and does not belong to the Camerons,” a Cabinet Office spokeswoman said.

“He will be staying.” Larry, a rescue cat, was brought into Downing Street after a rat was spotted in two television news bulletins scurrying around outside the famous black door of the prime minister’s residence. However, Larry’s work rate has been called into question. Downing Street says the nation sends him daily gifts and treats but he spends much of his time “testing antique furniture for napping quality”.