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Friday Cat Blogging

Writer’s Block

Friday Cat Blogging

You need a softer wrist-rest.

[Editor: This is one of the problems of cats: they have a tendency of injecting themselves into whatever you are doing.

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1 Badtux { 01.09.09 at 1:09 am }

I have trouble typing sometimes because of that issue. Especially when both TMF and Mencken decide that they want to share my lap — and remember, my keyboard is on a slide-out tray that hovers right above my lap (this computer desk is getting a bit ratty now, but it’s the only one I’ve ever found that got it *right*, so that I can be down by the keyboard and the monitor can be at eye level without me having to prop the monitor up on top of the complete Knuth Art of Computer Programming to get it up to eye level). Anyhow, there’s only room for one cat on my lap in the best of times (especially these cats, who average over 15 pounds), so one inevitably ends up “helping” me type…

Cats. If it wasn’t for the fact that they were so soft, furry, and loving… heh.

— Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

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2 jams O'Donnell { 01.09.09 at 1:51 am }

Absolutely! Luckily the beasities are off being fed at the moment so I can type in peace!

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3 Steve Bates { 01.09.09 at 11:16 am }

The other kitty location, favored by both of Stella’s girls, is between the human’s eyes and the display. Now that gets your attention!

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4 newswriter { 01.09.09 at 11:21 am }

The Evil One’s latest is to lay across my mouse hand. I suspect he wants a tummy rub, but since he’s established that rubbing his tummy will get your hand shredded, he can’t just ask for one. Meanwhile, Little Sister is content to bite ankles.

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5 newswriter { 01.09.09 at 11:22 am }

Hey Bryan … that latest post thing is really cool. What is it?

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6 Bryan { 01.09.09 at 12:10 pm }

OT: NW it’s a WordPress plugin call Commentluv. The little graphic below the Submit button will take you to the site.

Badtux: Knuth is also handy for creating mountains for a cat-creche picture. Yeah, I have the same type of work area for this machine. Real Soon Now I’m going to swap out my legacy machine and this box so I can go back to my main desk which has a lot more room. Actually, Dot is often in my lap, and the shelf will slide over the top of her.

Jams: This is Ringo’s way of telling me to open the kitchen door for her, because that’s the only thing that will get her to leave. I’m trained.

Steve: That’s the team effort with three of them finding space on the keyboard shelf.

NW: If I continue to work using the mouse, Ringo will head butt my hand to get her ears scratched, or put her chin on the mouse for a neck massage.

7 mapaghimagsik { 01.09.09 at 2:36 pm }

Cats injecting themselves into your work isn’t a bug; its a feature.

8 Bryan { 01.09.09 at 3:08 pm }

Only if you don’t have deadlines and have saved your work.

9 hipparchia { 01.09.09 at 8:33 pm }

i solved that problem — i let the cats keep the wrist rest for a toy. it’s somewhere around here, and every now and then i get a glimpse of it.

my crew are still mostly hooligans. running across the keyboard is more their style, although curmudgeon cat will sometimes lie across one of my arms if the horde is preoccupied elsewhere.

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10 Bryan { 01.09.09 at 9:28 pm }

I actually use mine, although my blue one for the other machine has been MIA for some time.

Sooner or later the cat on the rest flops over and tests the keyboard lock.

There are times when I need a break, but they don’t seem to come in then.

11 oldwhitelady { 01.10.09 at 6:30 pm }

That’s for sure. Cats decide they need to take a nap where ever one is trying to do something… or in my case, they like to take over my chair. Your kitty reminds me of the sweet Grey Feather. Same color, same ideas.:)

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12 Bryan { 01.10.09 at 8:26 pm }

There was a slight interruption in my response, OWL, as this week’s “star” tried for a sequel. I sure she wants to go out, and I’ll do that in a minute.

Dot and Income share the chair duty.

13 Moi { 01.11.09 at 10:43 pm }

He looks like a short-haired Feak. 🙁

14 Bryan { 01.11.09 at 11:54 pm }

She is actually more of a freak. Some cats chase their tails – she gets attacked by hers based on the growling and howling that precedes her attacks.