This is an undated handout photo issued by the National Trust, via PA on Monday March 10, 2014 of Jock VI, the new kitten who has taken up residence at Sir Winston Churchill's former country home of Chartwell southern England to honour a request made by the ex-prime minister and his family. For his 88th birthday in 1962, Churchill was given a marmalade cat named Jock after one of his private secretaries, Sir John "Jock" Colville, who gave him the pet. The cat was so dear to Churchill that Jock attended many Cabinet meetings. As well as Churchill, his relatives requested that there should always be a marmalade cat named Jock with a white bib and four white socks resident at Chartwell . (AP Photo/Iain Carter/National Trust/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
(The Associated Press)
LONDON – There is a new kitten at the Winston Churchill estate.
The orange-colored rescue cat is there to comply with the late British leader's request that there always be a cat of that color living at Chartwell.
Churchill also indicated that the cat should have white chest fur, white paws, and be named Jock.
The unusual request stems 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 formally known as Malley but has been renamed Jock VI.