A couple of children were sitting on their lawn watching a cat with her new kittens.
A man on a bike stopped to admire them and asked what sort of kittens they were.
“There’s reds and greens,” one little girl answered.
The cyclist was delighted by this, pulled out his mobile phone, called a friend who was MP, who called a PR strategist and told her the story.
The strategist was thrilled and alerted her media contacts who scheduled a photo-op for the net day.
The following day the cyclist was accompanied by several MPs and a media entourage returned to the street where the children were again watching the cat and her kittens.
The cyclist introduced the entourage to the children and asked what sort of kittens they were.
“They’re blues,” the little girl replied.
“But”, said the cyclist, “yesterday they were reds and greens, why the change?”
“Today,” the little girl replied, “they’ve got their eyes open.”