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Whenever the cat sees me sitting at my computer and typing, he always convinces himself that I'm only engaged in that boring activity to kill time because I don't have anything better to do. Then he thinks how much nicer it would be for me to have a lovely, furry, affectionate cat to cuddle instead and accordingly jumps into my lap and commences lolling and purring. I try to type around him, but he leans against my keyboard, which slides out from under my desk on one of those undercarriage things, and pushes it back in until my hands are out of sight underneath the desk and I can't see what I'm doing. Plus it's June, so he's shedding like mad. Jeez, it's hard to type with a cat on my lap! And my keyboard is covered with cat hair, and getting worse every day. I wonder if it's possible for a computer to become so clogged with cat hair that it doesn't work anymore? I hope not, because that is most certainly not included in my warranty.

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I have that problem with my cat too!!! What is it about computers that draws a cats attention? My cat want nothing to do with me any other time but when I'm at the computer. Funny!!

Hey, you're forgetting those times when you're eating something that the cat feels you ought to be sharing!

That's true!!! Like when you go to use the can opener and from nowhere she appears thinking your opening a can of tuna just for her!!!!

Yeah and no matter how much you try to explain to them that it's only pineapple or tomato sauce, they won't believe you. And then when no food is forthcoming, they
look so...betrayed.

Eeeks - might I suggest one of those comp vacuum thingies?

Do such things exist? Is this some kind of mini vacuum for sucking cat hair out of computer components, or at least keyboards? *Hopes to be enlightened

Well, for only $4.99, I think I can afford to find out! I'll let you know how it works.

My cat just likes to loll around by my legs; it's a laptop and I'm on my bed. I think I've shoved her away from my face enough for her to get the point.

Ooh, I want a laptop! But I bet my cat would try to sit right on top of it. Unfortunately, he's been conditoned to think of my lap as his own personal teritory.

Oh, I remember those days! You just have to take a break and give your baby the lovin he deserves! Some scratching and rubbing and kissing, and then he'll go away to continue his nap - or maybe then he'll just demand something fresh to eat! I love cats :D

Hey Brit, does your cat begin to drool when he's in ultra-purr mode? LOL!

I love them too. They're all so beautiful, and my cat is one of the cutest I've ever seen. And he has a really sweet, patient and affectionate personality, too! You know, I do exactly the same thing as you. I take a break, give him some love, and get duly plastered with long white hairs. But five minutes later, he's back again!

Yeah, he's a drooler, but he's still kind of young so it's not too bad yet. I hate it when he sits on my chest and the drool splats onto my face!

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Yeah, cats REALLY don't respect those extra few minutes of sleep.

"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way." -- Mark Twain

and....(not that I would dream of advocating anything so dreadful):

"If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat, and dropped it from a height, on which side would it land?"

Don't know who came up with that one, but I wish it had been me.

Fortunately, my cat is not very affected by my laptop; instead, she enjoys sleeping on my homework, the newspaper or an open book whenever I leave my room for a second. I guess she just loves paper and literature just as much as I do (not that I like homework, but anyway). Well, she should know by now that she will neither get the content of a text by sleeping on it, nor will it help me with my homework. But cats - at least our cat - seem to go for senseless activities.

She wants to sleep on your homework or book because she can see that this stupid papery thing is important to you and she wants to be MORE important to you. So she sits or sleeps on top of it to take its power for herself.

At least that's my theory...

Yeah, I guess you're right. It's just annoying that she tries to get my attention every time she sees that I'm definitely busy; but when I actually come to her freely for some cuddling, she struts to her bowl and demands for food. So your theory makes sense: she is a diva, SHE wants to decide whether it's time for sleeping, eating or cuddling, but as soon as something seems to interest us more than she does, the little queen gets jealous.

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