Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cats are insane...

... and annoying.  Yet the manage to be adorable in the process.

My husband has his work laptop set up on a dock behind the desk.  Since our desktop computer is on the same desk, there's not a lot of space and a whole mass of wires.  Especially since there's also an ergonomic keyboard, a mouse, headphones and the USB charger for my phone attached.

My older daughter's cat has a thing for me being on the computer.  When I'm on the desktop computer, which has some space in front of the keyboard, she will jump up onto the chair, walk across in front of me, clamber over the speaker on one side of the monitor to get to the back of the desk, walk across the laptop keyboard (which is kept on top of the closed laptop due to lack of space), then either tries to squeeze between the monitor and the tower, which has the other speaker in the way, or around the other side of the tower, generally knocking over whatever happens to be there for good measure.  Then she'll clamber across in front of me again, block my view of the monitor for as along as she can get away with, then finally settle down in between me and the keyboard, with her front paws draped across my wrist.  My mouse wrist.  Limiting my ability to use the mouse and preventing me from using the keyboard with that hand entirely.  After tossing her off, she comes back and does the same thing all over again.

This morning, my daughter was using the desktop, so I popped onto my husband's work laptop to read my morning news.  As usual, the cat's all over me.  From perching on my shoulder to doing her circuit around the monitor (though I manage to keep her from walking across the laptop while I'm using it, and so on.

Then, she did this.

Cats are insane

Yup.  She curled up on the mass of wires, leaned right against the vent on the laptop, and used my mouse hand as a pillow.  Not only was she on top of the mouse wire, rendering it immobile, but the weight of her head was enough to press both right and left mouse buttons at the same time.

And she looked so darn cute, too!

Cats are insane

Even after I finally moved my hand, she kept using the mouse as a pillow.

Then I left.

So did she.

Apparently, it's only comfortable if it's inconveniencing a human! LOL

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