Larry the Cat of 10 Downing Street on Liz Truss’ resignation as Great Britain’s Prime Minister.

Larry the Cat on Truss

Most cats will decide when to wake you up, when petting them is permitted, and they’ll advise you—often loudly—that it’s time for breakfast and dinner. But when something in their environment changes without their approval, their control is threatened. It’s a signal telling them they don’t have as much control as they might think. That revelation is enough to make most cats hate change.

Based on his statement this morning, Larry, the 15-year-old Chief Mouser at 10 Downing Street, is clearly not “most” cats.

By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.

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