If the post of "Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office" in the UK had been advertised worldwide, Parker would have been a strong candidate.
As things stand, the post, the main duty of which is to deal with the rat probem of No.10 Downing Street, has been offered to Larry, a four-year-old tabby recommended to British Prime Minister David Cameron by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Larry is said to be "a good ratter", has "a high chase-drive and hunting instinct" and has shown "a very strong predatory drive". If these are the job requirements, Parker will certainly not let the boss down.
Maybe the only thing he is missing is a British passport.