Paddles the Cat is dead…
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles is dead after being hit by a car.
Ardern’s office confirmed the cat died on Tuesday.
Paddles, a ginger SPCA cat, had become a celebrity in its own right, and a Twitter account had been established in its name.
Ardern had joked that Paddles was a “polydactyl”, with extra claws that look like opposable thumbs, and ran the account itself.
…this is a double tragedy for the Labour Party as Paddles the Cat was the only one in the entire Caucus that could count…
Ummm, can you count Chippy?
No, Jacinda, I can’t count.
Grant, what about you, can you count?
Well, it’s not really my thing Jacinda.
Okay, is there anyone in the Caucus who can count?
Paddles can count!
Okay, get Paddles here…
There will be a memorial Twitter funeral later in the week.