Mimi, the Ignatieffs' four-month-old Burmese kitten. She recently moved into Stornoway after being personally escorted to Ottawa by Liberal MP Keith Martin, who represents the Vancouver Island riding where Mimi's breeder lives. It was an effort but Dr. Martin found a way - WestJet let him take the kitten on board with him - and delivered her to the Opposition Leader's official residence at 1 a.m. last Thursday.
A purebred kitten will cost you between $300 and $500, + vaccinations + spaying.
The Harpers also have cats but of less glamorous breeds - they foster cats through the Ottawa Humane Society's Foster Program.