Have you ever noticed...
that some days your feline friends want nothing to do with you until you sit down to work at your computer? No matter what toys you bring out of the closet or how many hair bands you shoot across the room, they aren't interested in your company. But the moment you open up your laptop, they appear out of thin air demanding your immediate attention.
I sometimes wonder if my laptop is equipped with some type of cat alert signal that my human ears are not able to hear. What else would explain Benjamin and Gracie's ability to materialize in whichever room I happen to decide to work in the moment my laptop boots up?
And it is not like they just want to sit quietly and watch me work. Oh no!!! They always feel the need to walk along the narrow strip of desk separating me from my computer. Often, at least one will pause directly in front of me with rear end parallel to my nose in case I have forgotten who he or she is and need to sniff a behind to clarify an identity.
Head butting the laptop screen typically comes next. Followed closely by the reorganization of small items on my desk that I didn't know were out of place or unnecessary. Gracie is especially adept at this task. If I am not paying attention or leave the room for just a second, she will clear my desk of anything small enough to be pushed off with one paw.
Once room has been made for at least one cat to assume a lounging position, either Gracie or Benjamin Bunny will spread out like spilled milk onto my desk with either a tail, head, or paw overflowing onto my keyboard. Feline style editing usually takes place at this point with letters either being added or deleted despite my objections.
Eventually the epiphany will hit me that there isn't going to be any work done in the company of my feline friends, so I either leave the computer or just turn it off. Within minutes, I find myself alone again, abandoned for sun puddles or window sills.
Which makes me wonder...why do my cats find me more interesting when I'm using my computer than when I'm not and ready to give them my undivided attention? Hmmmm...another reason the feline mind remains a mystery I can't seem to solve.
Enlightening comments about today's thought are welcomed, so please feel free to share.
Until next time, remember...
We cannot without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat
- St. George Mivart