This wee ball o' fire is just about to bound out of Mayor Annise Parker's arms and straight into your heart with all the exuberance of a fun-lovin' furball!!
Or, on the other hand, maybe she's the single most depressed cat ever seen.
Her eyes: Either a sullen realization that the afternoon is once again going to bring nothing but a bunch more Judge Judy reruns, or maybe the expression is a warning not to be fooled by the seemingly smiling face of Parker, and that jumping into her arms results in nothing but ennui, boredom and self-loathing.
The mayor has tried the smiling-pet approach when it comes to raising $100,000 to win the ASPCA Rachael Ray Challenge that will get the city a new mobile adoption van.
More than 600 pets have been adopted since August, and the city hopes to reach 2,100 by the end of October.
Obviously that means a change in strategy.
Forget the smiley faces.
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From now on they're guilting you into taking one of these things off their hands.