Honestly, I did. I know I was sitting on my wondrously evil couch, but I hadn’t turned on the TV, and had no plan to turn on that infernal contraption either. I was going to pull up one of my unfinished stories and write, write, write.
And then this happened:
(Sorry for the bad picture quality – these were all taken with the image capture utility on my laptop, and the only light in the room at the time was that being produced by the screen.)
I tried to adjust the angle of the screen so I could get a better picture, and then this happened:
I gave up on taking pictures, I gave up on writing, and then this happened:
So, you see, I couldn’t write, I couldn’t edit, I couldn’t go out and read more of your blogs. You all forgive me, don’t you?
41 thoughts on “I sat down at the laptop to write”
She’s such a cutie. She and her sister (who is more camera shy) have the knack for jumping on our laps right when we are about to get up to do something else or were about to start doing some work on the computer.
It’s a Cat Superpower. Humans are always forgiven for submitting to their masters and not getting anything else done 🙂 Can your cats also magically increase their weight? The more you want to get up, the heavier they get?
Yes! They do have that ability too!
I hear it’s a rarity in the animal kingdom…
Could be dangerous if other animals had that ability. 😉
My dog does that sometimes, but she doesn’t purr. 🙂
The purring is what makes it all worthwhile! Does your dog drool instead of purr?
No, she keeps rooting with her cold nose until I pet her. 🙂
Okay, that’s just as cute.
Yup, Farfel does the whole I’ll-nudge-you-with-my-cold-nose-till-you-give-in routine too. If she can reach the keyboard, sometimes she’ll plunk her whole head down on the keys. That can be interesting.
Loved the kitty post! Adorable!
I don’t think either of my cats like the keyboard part of my laptop – they’ll both go to great lenghts to avoid it. But, that doesn’t stop them from rubbing up against the screen, or walking across me so I’ll be forced to pet them.
Ah, yes…. brings back memories of Pedro (our cat, several years ago). He’d walk across my lap (including book) while I was reading. Pedro was weird … he’d do that till he got what he wanted — attention and rubbing his head — then suddenly he’d go all Jeckyll and Hyde and snap at me and run off. Do yours do that?
Sara is either completely hidden or completely sweet and begging for attention. Belle, however, will act like she wants to be petted, curl up on her back to expose her tummy and then just as you are about to pet her she’ll lash out. Sometimes she’ll cry and cry and cry while entwining herself around me legs and then she’ll jump at one leg or the other, and dig her claws and fangs into me. Sometimes out of nowhere she’ll lunge at my back and try to climb up onto my shoulder. And then there are times like last night where she is just the cutest little cuddle bug ever.
Phew! My cat wasn’t psychotic after all… or maybe it’s just the nature of the cat to BE psychotic? Cute, but nutso.
Yeah, I think that pretty much sums them up.
Ah lovely! My cat walks onto my laptop and lies down on the key’s when she has had enough of me working instead of paying her attention too. 🙂
Super cute! Annoying, boogerish, and very bratty, yes, of course, but also super cute.
So cute, and I have four and they do exactly the same. They will try to walk across the screen of my tablet, or push it out of my hands. Emotional blackmailers! Lol
“Emotional blackmailers” – that’s classic. Yes, of my two, Belle is especially good at playing that role.
It’s all in the eyes!
Yep! Her eyes speak volumes.
You have just provided me with more evidence that cats are evil incarnate. I mean, it isn’t enough that unsuspecting cat owners would be duped into taking pictures of them to proliferate the Internet, here one cuddles up (oh so unsuspecting) and totally disrupts your creative process.
It’s time for an intervention, my friend. Get rid of the cat!
LOL!!! NEVER!!!! And, if I ever were going to get rid of her (or her sister) it would be because they wake me up at 4 in the morning, not because they’ve disrupted my creative process.
Cat power! Very enjoyable post!
I think it was actually cat ANTI-power. 😉
My white cat always sits next to the mousepad, with his upper body over the mouse hand – makes for difficult movement 😉
You are forgiven!!
Any one who has a cat is forgiven in my eyes, not that there was anything to forgive in the first place. 😉
Fantastic pictures [and captions]. I suffer from the same debilitating disease. Be brave. 🙂
Hah! Thank you!
Haha! My dog does this 🙂
Big dog? Little dog? Drooly dog? Does your dog purr? My other cat has a little bark when she is startled or what’s to demand attention, it very much sounds like “roof!” (In a tiny little cat voice.)
Barking cat, so cute!
A medium sized nuzzle-y dog. Loves to nuzzle for attention, sometimes my laptop falls over because of that
Oh no! Luckily neither cat has managed to actually nock over the laptop yet… pretty much everything else in the house, yes, but not the laptop.
I plan to deal with that distraction, as soon as I find my new dog 🙂
Oh I so know the feeling 😀 Well, if one is going to get distracted from ones tasks, then I cannot think of a better way!
Exactly!! Of all the potential distractions waiting to pounce, the soft, cute, cuddley and purry kind is definitely the best.
Be distracted. It’s all good. Be distracted.
Hah! Well, the kitties will certainly appreciate it.
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