It is a long held belief, that working with animals and children – particularly when you are doing a live television broadcast – is a risk of disaster.
And a cheeky cat proved that even if you are a Mayor, nothing can stop an animal becoming centre stage.
The cat decided it wanted to be the star of the show when it interrupted a Russian mayor’s live stream to the nation.
The black fluffy cat was watching Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs as he took part in a live question and answer session on popular show Directed Question.
As the 40-year-old spoke to the camera the white-pawed kitty spotted a cup next to him.
The cat crept up, getting as close as it could before sniffing the cup and trying to lick the liquid out.
Mr Usakovs stopped talking to watch the brave moggy then when he tried to stroke it, it jumped down.
He said: “Anything can happen when cats boss around in the office.”
The city of Riga officially has two cats named Kuzya and Muris that are used to attract tourists, which were adopted from an animal shelter in 2011. Both of the cats live in the mayor’s office building.
The released video has quickly gone viral with netizens delighted at the show.
One, named ‘kerrang inrock’, said: “This kitty is fabulous”, while another named ‘julia’ added: “Well done, Mr Cat. You look so pretty.”
Another user ‘Nanita’…
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