A CAT was the unexpected star of a vicar's virtual prayer service when he was caught sneaking up behind him to steal his milk.
The Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury was interrupted by the trickster tabby, named Tiger, after he leaped up onto the table beside him and began lapping at the pot of milk which was laid out for the Reverend's tea.
"We’ve acquired a friend this morning," said Dr Willis after noticing his refreshments had probably been spoiled.
With Dr Willis suitably distracted by his prayer duties, Tiger went to town on the pot of milk, even using his paw to scoop out whatever he could.
Cat burglar, anyone? ... *sorry*.
Once he'd had his fill. He licked his lips and hopped back down to the floor. Ever the opportunists, cats.
Tiger is one of four cats living at the deanery. Another cat, Leo, went viral a few weeks ago after crashing an another online service in a similar fashion to Tiger.
The Cathedral has been running online prayer services service in place of their usual services ever since lockdown began back in March.