Jock VI is the new kitten at Winston Churchill estate
There is a new orange-coloured kitten at the Winston Churchill estate.
The tabby is there to comply with the late British leader’s request that there always be a cat of that color living at Chartwell, his country home.
Churchill indicated as well that the cat should have white chest fur, white paws, and be named Jock.
This unusual request was born from the affection Churchill felt for a kitten given to him on his 88th birthday by Jock Colville, one of his secretaries.
The new kitten was formerly known as Malley but has been renamed Jock VI.
Before he was by Chartwell officials Jock was a stray cat taken into the care of an animal welfare group.
The kitten is described as a “caring, loving” cat.
The Churchill home and gardens — now operated by the National Trust conservation organization — are popular with tourists and located in the Kent countryside about 25 miles south of London.
Photo: AP PHOTO/IAIN CARTER/NATIONAL TRUST