How to Deal With a Love Rival

Cat hates the laptop. He sees it as a love rival. He’s not to keen on the vacuum cleaner either. He loves being brushed and playing rough games with his toys and my hands. This is one way of making sure he gets my attention. Notice the page on the screen tho’. It’s DnMT.ย 
Love me not your laptop

Author: Isobel

I like animals, colour, the Thames, reading, cooking, writing, eating, walking. I don't like bullies, butchers' shops, crowded public transport, Nigel Farage.

11 thoughts on “How to Deal With a Love Rival”

  1. Too late Araminta. But I have bought a little desk vacuum cleaner for the keyboard. Notice the pet blanket to protect what is left of the sofa, string on his squeaky mouse so I can dangle it with my hands out of reach of hunting claws. He has amber eyes, not green. He doesn’t look his age does he.

  2. Reminds me of Simon’s Cat (?) I have never found cats particularly endearing, but I’ve met some beautiful, affectionate ones in Henley, and have formed a cyber-fondness for Cat. I have a vacuum cleaner story, but it’s about a dog, and has been told before on the Other Side.

    Lovely pic. Er, night night! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ah! I have the same thing with my littl’uns…over the computer, the piano and the crappy old guitar. In fact, tonight, I almost thought the crappy ole guitar had seriously seen its last, judging by the almighty crashing/ fighting/taking it in turns to stand/kick on it etc. CHildren and pets can get very posssessive over these things in my opinion.

  4. Oh dear,Isobel, I fear there is not much hope. I have a keyboard vacuum cleaner which is frankly useless.

    My daughter is having a similar problem with two pet rats, which have nibbled holes in the skirting board, sofa and clothes. They don’t look their age either; it’s a worry, but chacun ร  son goรปt, as they say! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Damn and I thought it such a nifty idea. I’m charging batteries all ready to use it. The last time someone looked at my (now defunct) computer, he said, ‘Do you have a cat then?’
    He has worked out how to open the drawers under the bed. At first it was just one, but he has realised he can do all of them. So he climbs in on my carefully stored stuff and has a root around then a sleep. Ah bless.
    Claire, I have every sympathy for you. At least I don’t have to worry about how well he does at school or in his GCSEs…

  6. Well, I don’t have to worry about that one either, just yet anyway. It’s more a case of, how do we get them to eat without throwing the food at one another!Feeding time at the zoo in our house!

  7. When Quantum thinks I am paying too much attention to the computer, and not enough of her, she jumps of my shoulders, saunters round in front of me, and sticks her bum in my face. I am informed that this is a sign of trust…

  8. My cats love the computer. As far as they’re concerned, it’s a device for making humans sit still – and when humans sit still, they can be used as cuddle mats.

  9. Grrrrr. Can’t get keyboard vacuum cleaner to work. ugh.
    I am a cat and dog person, I dislike camping but I too love Cat.
    Jealous of your cats’ pragmatic approach to computers. Cat didn’t even approve of the attention I was giving my dinner tonight. Miaowed at me constantly. I’ve got advanced guilt because we should be going to the boat tomorrow, so gulped meal down and then gave him lots of attention.

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