Freya the cat, a pet owned by UK politician George Osborne, stands accused of being a spy for the Chinese.
Osborne reportedly purchased the tabby back in 2009. Months after he introduced the feline to his family, the cat suddenly went missing. No one saw hide or hair of the pet for three long years.
The UK politician’s wife got a telephone call out of the blue stating that Freya had been found. Since no one really knows what happened to the feline during that time, rumors started swirling that the feline could be a four-legged spy for the Chinese.
Since the cat’s owners were located using an electronic chip embedded under the skin, some government officials are concerned that the feline might be outfitted with bugging devices. The cat also has the ability to wander around wherever she pleases.
“Some of us think the Chinese got her. She can get everywhere. You’d only have to bug her and you could find out half the Government’s secrets,” one anonymous source explained.
Several reports suggest that the cat has unrestricted access to quite a few secure areas within the British government. Freya has been spotted inside the Foreign Office, the Cabinet Room, and even the Treasury. Many believe the feline would make the perfect spy for the Chinese.
So where was Freya all of those years? It’s believed that she was being looked after by a neighbor who discovered the cat prowling around. The owners weren’t discovered until the microchip was scanned during a visit to the vet.
Despite these halfhearted accusations, George Osborne insists that Freya isn’t a spy for the Chinese government. A Treasury source also denied allegations that the feline was doing clandestine work. George Osborne is said to find all of the accusations amusing.
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