This is Mimi.
...and this is Donovan. He's a happy guy, with a big crush on Mimi. He would do anything to be friends.
He's been trying to catch her eye for years. And she just snubs him. Over and over. And he tries again each time, being the perfect gentleman. For a dog. He stays quiet, averts his glance, proffers a toy, shows interested attentions, and shows all the respectful intentions of wanting to sniff her all over. His sweet faced is filled with unspoken longing (really!) and he often shows off a bit to try to win a glance. Tim and I completely support him in his efforts, of course. That perseverence is inspiring!
Who knows? Slow and steady might win out...