Tuesday, March 18, 2008
WANNA BUY A CAT? CHEAP!
My cat, Lucy, is about to lose her also name of "The Best Cat". This is due to her very poor computer manners.
When I am sitting at the computer, working or blogging or writing or playing MahJong, Lucy will jump up on the tiny computer desk, walk behind the computer back and forth, walk in front of the screen, over the keyboard, until she either comes to a resting place - usually on my work papers, or slides off the desk entirely.
Or, sometimes she will jump up on the table, land on papers that rest partly on and partly off, miss and fall to the floor, along with all the papers, the telephone and a pencil or five. Or she might walk around the computer just to slide on papers. I sometimes believe she thinks my desk is a ski resort. And I am the employee whose job is to wait on her paw and foot.
....Then there is the jumping up on top of my chair, behind my head, while I am sitting in it, and poking me ever so gently (though very very sharply), with her foreclaw while meowing for scritches.
I have talked to her about this until I am blue in the face and it just does not do any good. She then demands MORE attention, until I have to banish her from the room entirely.
Here she is, with her evil golden eyes, plotting another paper ski run.....
When I pass to glory and get to meet Jesus, I am going to ask him to please give these creatures opposable thumbs. So that at the very least they can pick up what they knock off desks. And maybe be able to fold some laundry.