We are still back in the Dark Ages of electronic stuff here, with three dull, old-fashioned desktop computers that still use mouses and keyboards. Who uses desks anymore except for their felines to recline upon? I mean, really, what good are keyboards to cat paws? And mouses? They’re not even fun to play with! My cats know because they’ve tried everything they can think of.
That means my poor deprived felines don’t have their own devices that can be mastered with the touch of a paw so they can’t communicate with other felines—meaning Giuseppe can’t send his florid love messages to Mlle. without assistance, and Mr. Sunshine can’t conspire with Theo to fix things around the house they way they like. That also means they have no modern games or toys like other kitties. They are downright neglected!
So it was pretty cool when Dr. Michelle saw Giuseppe and Jelly Bean sitting on the cabinet in the kitchen, looking all bored and sad, and decided to take pity on them to see if they might like to play with some fishes on her iPad.
At first they just watched the little fishy moving around and around on that little screen and were simply enchanted just with it moving around, all by itself, right there. Such concentration, the air around them practically heated up with the force of their dual feline focus! Then Jelly Bean reached out a paw to touch it, and it disappeared! But rings appeared in its place under Bean’s paw!
And it was back, and Giuseppe slapped a paw atop it.
It disappeared again! More rings! The fishy reappeared, moving faster! Suddenly, Giuseppe won! Whatever that meant!
But then the fishy reappeared all on its own, and Bean and Giuseppe were unable to get it. Bella moved in between them, and quickly caught the fishy and won the next game. Kids these days, they know all about these electronic things without even having to learn! Bean left to go and have a much needed nap.
And then Bella claimed the iPad and wouldn’t let Giuseppe play.
But a teenager’s attention span is brief and off she went, leaving Giuseppe with the iPad to try his paw at fishing on his own.
And he won, once again!
Thanks Dr. Michelle! Can you talk our human into getting one of those?
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