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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:19 AM
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Why do cats like to sit on your computer?
If it want to keep working, I have to move a cat every 15 minutes.

:grr:

:rofl:
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:27 AM
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1. It's more like 5 seconds here.
And there she goes again for the zillionth time.

It's not just the computer. Before I had one, the cat would sit on my papers or go after my pen/pencil endlessly.

It's like having a toddler.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:30 AM
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2. Ever tried reading with a cat around?
Same deal. They want you to pay attention to THEM. Of course once you do, they run away.. :crazy:
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litlady Donating Member (360 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 10:19 AM
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4. Yup - especially everytime I did homework in college!
The cats would lay all over my books.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 10:44 AM
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6. see my solution below
I give the cat a large piece of paper or a book or something to sit on next to the one I am actually reading.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:41 AM
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3. My computer gets warm and is in my lab - two things my cats like
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 10:43 AM
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5. I found a solution - my cats likes keyboards and books (or whatever I am trying to use)
I put a large paper envelope next to me, and he sits on it fairly contentedly. I've actually thought about making him a cat bed from an old dictionary. Maybe the same could be done with a broken laptop.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 10:48 AM
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7. I do that sometimes with the junk mail.
But after awhile since I'm not looking at it, they leave and try to sit on the computer/book again...
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 11:16 AM
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8. A cat?
Try a 70 pound dog. After about 20 minutes, she figures I'm paying too much attention to the computer and not enough to her, so she 'corrects' my oversight by just pushing her way onto my lap regardless of what happens to the laptop. And, if I'm on the PC, she just plops up on my lap on the chair which pushes me so far away from the computer, I can't reach the keyboard or the mouse.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 12:16 PM
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9. My cat's the same way whether it's laptop or desktop.
I use my desktop mostly and he will hop up on the desk and lie down in front of the monitor. Luckily there is enough space and I don't usually have to move him.

Laptop is always a little more annoying.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 12:41 PM
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10. mine likes to chase the screensaver
it's really kinda cute
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