Winston Churchill's estate adopts new furry resident.
by Maria Mooney
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There’s a new resident at Sir Winston Churchill’s home at Chartwell in Kent, and he has four legs, orange fur and meows.

The British politician’s unusual request to always have an orange-colored cat at his estate has been met with the adoption of a rescue cat named Jock VI, who was a stray taken into the care of an animal welfare group before he was adopted. The cat’s desired characteristics were very specific, including white paws and white chest fur. The late Prime Minister’s obsession with cats of this kind began when his secretary, Jack Colville, gifted him a similar kitten for his 88th birthday.

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Churchill lived in the Kent home from 1924 until his death in 1965, and the estate was his pride and joy, with rooms and property virtually untouched since his passing. The estate currently belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public for visitation.  A stop over at the lavish home could mean catching a glimpse of kitty Jock VI along with pictures, books and personal momentos belonging to Churchill during his life.

As animal lovers, we adore the fact that Churchill had such a fondness for cats, and it is even better that the tradition of having an animal at the estate is being kept alive by rescue and adoption.

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VIA Mail Online

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Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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