Let's make sure we've understood that correctly. Assuming the report is accurate, and the BBC's usually pretty good, our Prime Minister has a cat in his house and is too much of a tightwad to shell out for the odd tin of Whiskas (other brands of cat food are available).
The staff have been paying for its upkeep themselves. And now they're going to hold a fundraiser, in the State Rooms of Downing Street, so the little mite doesn't starve to death (that's the cat, not Cameron. Keep up.).
It's not been a great week for Cameron. Aside from the serious issues of the health service reforms he had MP Nadine Dorries storming out of the Commons yesterday after he accused her of being "frustrated" - he probably meant frustrated with the importance of Nick Clegg when his party has a single-figure percentage of seats in the Commons as she said, but there was a lot of schoolboy sniggering which prompted her to leave.
This is a responsible blog and we support people when they're going through it. All the same, it probably wouldn't be a good idea if every reader were to send a donation of a single tin of Whiskas to no. 10 Downing Street so the poor cat can actually eat. Press stories about hundreds of tins for "Larry Relief" turning up because the PM was too tight fisted to pay for his cat's food, wouldn't be funny at all, in fact probably a bit humiliating for our beleaguered premier.
So don't do it. OK?