Radwinter cat becomes Head Mouser for Postal Museum

23 November, 2017 - 12:30
Buster the cat from Radwinter, who has become Head Mouser for the Postal Museum in London. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Buster the cat from Radwinter, who has become Head Mouser for the Postal Museum in London. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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A successful cat-pplication by a Radwinter puss has earned him a top job as Head Mouser for the newly-opened Postal Museum in London.

Buster, a black and white cat, applied for the vacancy three times before he was finally appointed official Postal Museum Puss for the month of November.

His owner, Jenny Landor, whose debut children’s novel The Mirror of Pharos launches at Hart’s Books on Friday, November 24, said: “What do you do when your cat gets more media attention than you? Do you quietly lap it up? Or hiss and spit with green-eyed envy?

“Buster thinks he’s the cat’s whiskers.”

Following the passing of Tibs the Great, the Postal Museum has been searching for 12 volunteer mousers to fill the ceremonial role each month. To apply, owners must submit a photo of their cat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using @ThePostalMuseum and the hashtags #jobsfurcats and #catsinhats.

Despite his similarity to Jess, Postman Pat’s moggie, Buster was unsuccessful on his first two attempts.

“He kept eating the cardboard GPO hat we made for him,” said Jenny.

“As a consolation prize, they gave him an award for the Best Paw-sonal Statement. I’m afraid that encouraged him to continue.”

Buster inspired a cat character in Jenny’s novel and now has his own page on her author website.

“The stardom has completely gone to his head. He can barely get out the catflap,” she added.

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