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Cat gets cameo in mayor’s video

The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks up as his cat Dumka drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017.  Usakovs was talking about the city's efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka. (Nils Usakovs via AP)

The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks up as his cat Dumka drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city's efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka. (Nils Usakovs via AP)


The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks down at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city's efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka. (Nils Usakovs via AP)


The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs laughs at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city's efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka.(Nils Usakovs via AP)


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The mayor of Latvia’s capital, Riga, was talking about the city’s efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted … by his cat Dumka.

City Hall spokesman Viktors Smirnovs says the black-and-white fluffy feline decided to have a sip from Nils Usakovs’ mug while he was recording the video that was posted Sunday on Facebook.

Smirnovs said Friday “we thought it was funny,” so the City Hall decided to re-publish the clip Tuesday of the animal strutting into the frame and boldly starting to drink out of mug as Riga’s 40-year-old mayor calmly watched.

Usakovs tried to pet the cat but it jumped off the desk.

The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks up as his cat Dumka drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city’s efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka. (Nils Usakovs via AP)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/04/web1_115945428-5c22fca6b1504591847b72b6b387c797.jpgThe Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks up as his cat Dumka drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city’s efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka. (Nils Usakovs via AP)

The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks down at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city’s efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka. (Nils Usakovs via AP)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/04/web1_115945428-5b736c978b1349098fe834bcf442617d.jpgThe Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks down at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city’s efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka. (Nils Usakovs via AP)

The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs laughs at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city’s efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka.(Nils Usakovs via AP)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/04/web1_115945428-1a8c23879ad14a4c99c8069d47c3c261.jpgThe Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs laughs at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. Usakovs was talking about the city’s efforts to fix potholes during his weekly online question-and-answer show when he got interrupted by his cat Dumka.(Nils Usakovs via AP)
Cat gets cameo in mayor’s video

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