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Joseph M Erhardt

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Strangle Your Cat
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 7:05 AM
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Just kidding. If you suddenly have no Internet and a cat has access to your office, check your cabling. Especially if tufts of suspicious orange hair have settled to the floor where all your cables run.

... >:(
robert d dorazi

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Re: Strangle Your Cat
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 7:44 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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Hi Joseph

It also works for 12 months old great niece... :) although not much suspicious hair found at that age.

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Jonathan B

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Re: Strangle Your Cat
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 8:01 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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I have had to learn to type with both arms circling the cat who's between my keyboard and me.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 8:16 AM   in response to: Jonathan B in response to: Jonathan B
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Jonathan B wrote:
I have had to learn to type with both arms circling the cat who's between my keyboard and me.

And it's hard to mouse with a 12-lb. cat draped over your mousing arm. :)
Jonathan B

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 8:33 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
Jonathan B wrote:
I have had to learn to type with both arms circling the cat who's between my keyboard and me.

And it's hard to mouse with a 12-lb. cat draped over your mousing arm. :)


You've got that right!
STEPHEN W BENNETT

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 8:34 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
Jonathan B wrote:
I have had to learn to type with both arms circling the cat who's between my keyboard and me.

And it's hard to mouse with a 12-lb. cat draped over your mousing arm. :)


Be a dog person like me (if a 12 pound Yorkie qualifies). Pulling at shoe laces is distracting, but can't slow a two fingered typist very much. I hid my cables.
thrasherll

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 9:36 AM   in response to: Jonathan B in response to: Jonathan B
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A relative of mine has to sit on the front edge of her desk chair because the cat insists on curling up behind her.

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L M Gabriel

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 3:09 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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I put two chairs side by side, one for me and one for whichever feline is passing through. They usually sit under the chair or use it to jump up and sit by the window. Sometimes they walk across the keyboard and produce something truly avant garde. :)
Jonathan B

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 3:20 PM   in response to: L M Gabriel in response to: L M Gabriel
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L M Gabriel wrote:
I put two chairs side by side, one for me and one for whichever feline is passing through. They usually sit under the chair or use it to jump up and sit by the window. Sometimes they walk across the keyboard and produce something truly avant garde. :)

There is actually an program that eliminates "caty typing." It can tell when a cat is walking across the keyboard and keeps those key strikes from registering.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Strangle Your Cat
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 3:44 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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I read all the above posts and had to laugh as I have SIX of them and all situations mentioned fit here.
I have one that thinks my glass of pop is hers too and another that hangs on the back of the tall desk chair on my shoulder wanting me to move to the kitchen and get him some 'goody' food. They range in age from 14 to 19 so they have me well trained.
vicki graybosch

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Re: Strangle Your Cat
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 4:05 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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I have one old tabby that insists on hanging around my neck like a scarf. If I go too long without speaking to him he will stretch his neck to look at me eye to eye. I have to admit that the purring makes my default position of writer's block tolerable. :(
thrasherll

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 4:06 PM   in response to: L M Gabriel in response to: L M Gabriel
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Ah, but she works in her home and only has a small office and only one chair and it's nicely padded and has armrests and it swivels. She sometimes carries in a chair from the kitchen to use so the cat can have full use of the comfy chair she spent a small fortune on and so she doesn't have to perch on the edge and can can lean back. She's young. I think I'd be in bad shape if I sat like that for hours at a time.

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resteasy

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Posted: Jul 30, 2017 5:06 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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We had a great ginger Tom that ate the chicken from my roast dinner, when I left the table for a few minutes to answer a call at the door. I relented and allowed it to continue living to the grand old age of 19.
William D Jempt...

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Re: Strangle Your Cat
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 5:28 PM   in response to: Jonathan B in response to: Jonathan B
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Jonathan B wrote:
Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
Jonathan B wrote:
I have had to learn to type with both arms circling the cat who's between my keyboard and me.

And it's hard to mouse with a 12-lb. cat draped over your mousing arm. :)

You've got that right!


I know that feeling too. After lying on my arm for a while, my cat eventually settles between my legs.

Dear wife and I have one cat. Her name is Misay. Misay is the waray word for cat. Waray is a Tagalog dialect spoken by Filipinos on the islands of Leyte and Samar.

There's at least one picture of Misay on my author twitter account. She's napping between my legs while I type on the computer.
gwythyr

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Re: Strangle Your Cat
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 11:58 AM   in response to: thrasherll in response to: thrasherll
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My old rescue cat always claimed my desk chair if she got there first. Failing that, she slept with her chin on the keyboard delete key to send entire paragraphs into oblivion. She passed last year at 18 but I still miss the company and feline induced typing disasters at 2am.
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