A to Z: C is for Cat-A-Log of Cat Crimes against Writers
My niece, Dawn, sent me a picture of her cat, Chloe, a budding computer technology specialist, contemplating the havoc she could conjure up with the wires at the back of the computer. Perhaps Chloe is in secret communicaton with Simon’s cat. (Remember him from a previous post? If not, see him in action below.) Maybe there is a conspiracy among cats to annoy humans ’til they get it right. Alas, humans are such slow learners.
I looked for Chloe’s cousin, Crash, on Facebook, but he does not have his own page! Can you imagine that? He’s not even on Twitter! Crash was just nonchalantly sleeping inside a box inside another box, totally oblivous to any cat emergencies in the world. No excitement there. With a name like Crash, you have to believe there would be many zany stories of his misadventures hanging out there in the blogosphere. Sooner or later, we’ll catch him at it. Maybe he’ll get his own special post. Maybe he’ll want to defend himself against this charge of apathetic malingering.
Sherry Isaac (http://sherryisaac.com/ ) has two cats, Lily and Tucker. Of course, they bug her when she is working on the computer. Lily is passive; she just sleeps on the keyboard so Sherry can’t type. But Tucker is a bit more aggressive. Recently, he attacked the ESC key and fiddled with it ’til it came off the keyboard. That should teach Sherry that tickling and cuddling a kitty are more productive than typing work-related documents.
Devilcat recently wrote her own post, Diary of a Devilcat: How to Be Helpful, giving advice to fellow felines (the slower-learners in the cat-boodle) on proper behavior for when humans tickle those computer keys instead of kitty ears, heads, chins, tummies, and backs. But, alas, will these humans ever learn?
Now I want you to notice one thing. Don’t you see the striking resemblance between Devilcat and Chloe? Chloe is a pretty innocent sounding name, but you can’t ignore this incontrovertible evidence. There is a definite connection between these two feisty felines. They are up to something, and you know it. We just have to to get organized and learn to beat them at their own game! We can’t give in to their persnickety, perspicacious impersonations.
But the real problem is not that cats are so intelligent, it is that they are in-training for even more cerebral growth. Kristen Lamb (http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com ) reports that her highly intelligent cat is playing brain-games on her iPad (“The World’s Most Expensive Cat Toy,” as Kristen calls it). Who said the iPad was designed for humans. No Way. Wrong. *snort* *humph*
Well, here’s one cat that’s off the wavelength (a real slow learner!). Thanks to Don Bueltmann (http://blog.donaldbueltmann.com ) for sending this video my way. I think a fitting quote could be: “He who laughs last, laughs best”–but doggie, don’t count on it.
You. Will-l-l-l. PAY. For. This. Crime. Against. The. Cat. Coalition.
YOUR TURN: Do you have more evidence of this cat conspiracy to keep writers off-task and begging for mercy?