Cat that got the cream! Hilarious moment Tiger the cathedral moggy drinks the Dean of Canterbury’s milk while he livestreams morning prayers
- Tiger the cat dipped his paws into the milk jug at Canterbury Cathedral
- He arrived as Dean Dr Robert Willis was distracted by a livestream of prayers
- Comes after fellow cathedral cat Leo walked between the Dean’s robes
A cheeky cathedral cat stole the show when he decided to tuck into the Dean of Canterbury’s milk while he was live streaming morning prayers.
Tiger was seen hopping up onto a table before lapping up the milk as Dr Robert Willis, told viewers about the gospel of St Mark.
Noticing the furry visitor, the Dean gave him an affectionate stroke and said: ‘Sorry, we’ve acquired a friend this morning.’
It’s not the first time the Dean has been upstaged by one of the four Canterbury Cathedral cats.
In May, Tiger’s nephew, Leo, disappeared under the Dean’s robes during a morning prayer sermon.
Tiger the cat interrupted Canterbury Cathedral’s livestream morning prayers to snatch some milk from Dean Dr Robert Willis’s jug
The Dean noticed the furry visitor and said: ‘Sorry, we’ve acquired a friend this morning’
In the livestream, filmed on July 2, Tiger is seen sauntering behind the Dean before leaping up onto a chair.
Glancing at the camera to make sure all eyes are on him, the cat then steps onto the table and makes a beeline for the milk jug.
‘The first of my Hymns, which went into the hymn book into Hymns Ancient and Modern…’, the Dean continues, apparently oblivious to the visitor.
Tiger, spotting his chance, then starts sticking his paws into the milk jug and licking them, as he indulges in the white stuff.
Canterbury Cathedral tweeted the video with the caption: ‘Join Dean Robert – and Tiger – for today’s morning prayer from the gardens of Canterbury Cathedral.’
The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis keeps a straight face and continues delivering his sermon as Leo hilariously disappears into his robes
On May 26, Leo the cat was seen strolling into the Dean’s garden before walking into his robes as he told viewers about the bible.
A cathedral spokesman said Leo is ‘undoubtedly the comedian’ of the place of worship’s four cats.
‘He has been enjoying making our daily broadcasts since March and, while he would be happy to be in every one, we have tried to include the others to prevent them getting jealous.
‘With more than 20,000 visitors to the Deanery and its gardens each year – and more than 1.5 million to the cathedral – he is used to being on show and, having been born in the Deanery and growing up here, he is very used to company.’
Pictured below are the Cathedral’s pigs Clemmie and Winston as they interrupt morning prayers along with one of the cathedral’s four cats. This happened on July 1
The cathedral’s pigs Winston and Clemmie also joined a morning prayers livestream on July 1.
Canterbury Cathedral’s online services have proved very popular during lockdown with its Easter Day Eucharist racking up more than 11,000 views.
The cathedral re-opened to visitors on July 4, and for services of worship on July 5. However, those wishing to attend are required to book in advance.