Paddles, The First Cat Of New Zealand, Is Our Favourite Thing On Twitter Right Now...
The Debrief: She's already thrown shade at Donald Trump...
Larry the Downing Street cat better watch out - there’s a new political feline on the scene, and she’s already a hit on Twitter.
Paddles, owned by the new First Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, sent her first tweet on October 21st, and has since gained over 5,000 followers and sent over 400 tweets.
While her owner is the leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, Paddles assures us she has no party… sorry ‘pawty’ affiliation in her bio which reads: ‘Paddles Ardern-Gayford. Proud to serve as the First Cat of New Zealand. Have thumbs, will tweet. Prrp (Independent cat - not affurliated with the Labour Pawty)’
Here are 11 things you should know about Paddles, aka: @FirstCatofNZ.
1. She believes gender is a social construct
She's already proved that she replies to tweets better than some actual politicians.
2. She loves a good pun
LOL at 'jellymeat'
Look at these pawty animals
The purrfect pun
3. She’s scared of the Finnish president’s dog
Wouldn't you be?!
4. She’s been formally greeted by the Downing Street cat, Larry
Short and sweet there Lazza
5. She doesn’t send nudes, but is sex positive
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6. She knows who Migos are
Well, she is the epitome of bad and bougie
7. She won’t be joining Facebook anytime soon
Ahh man, no chance of a Facebook Live then
8. She has a crush on Justin Trudeau
9. She’s already hired a Minister of Food
10. She listens to podcasts
Her fave is On The Rag, a podcast about women in New Zealand, by local website The Spinoff
11. She’s already thrown shade at Donald Trump
And we wouldn't be surprised if he responds
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