Has Your Cat Been Sending Messages Today? 2011

tortie cat with paw on keyboard
Cookie has been communicating with other cats, I’m sure.

In celebration of World Cat Day…

If so, it may have been from Cookie, who was on my desk all day, reaching out and touching the keyboard and sending messages like, “3fsefdc4tre” and “8/-9” and “btgfbth” and “555555555555555555555”.

Cookie will often interact with the keyboard, walking on it, sitting on it, and reaching out a paw from the desk, I always presumed to stop me from typing and pay attention to her.

But today was different. She was persistent, and even when I dared to move her, got back into position and pressed her little paw on a cluster of keys.

Is she playing Ouija? I thought. Or if we get a bunch of torties together with typewriters, will they write Puss in Boots?

I wasn’t too concerned until I posted this activity on Facebook and friend Allia replied that her Angela had replied, “.dk84en2=/.” Then I began to wonder. Was her sleepy look actually a sly sideways glance to see if I was paying attention?

And Allegra and Ruby’s mom Ingrid answered that she thought it was a secret code to start a tortie revolution. And Stirfry’s dad Jay said Stirfry had been on his computer and remarked that torties had already taken over our houses, now they are taking over the world.

We called yesterday “International Cat Day”, innocent enough, but I think it was actually “International Cat DOMINATION Day”! I think they all made connections yesterday and today they are using our computers to plot FELINE WORLD DOMINATION and it’s being led by torties!

Or at least all the torties are talking to each other. That in itself is unsettling—imagine a world run by “tortitude”!

Keep your cats under control! I’ll definitely keep my keyboard out of their reach.

It’s a good thing they sleep up to 20 hours a day.

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4 thoughts on “Has Your Cat Been Sending Messages Today? 2011

  • August 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    oh Cookie! I didn’t know you could use the keyboard!! How cool is that! And only one paw! Amazing! Paw pats, Savannah

    • August 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

      After spending 19 years with me, Cookie could do most anything I could do!

    • August 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Guys, I don’t stand a chance–24 paws against two hands!


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