As far as I can figure out, cats consider it their job as cat supervisors to make sure a chosen human in the household can’t reach their keyboard or see their screen without first petting the cat.
Maybe it’s a secret stress reduction program to help out humans … though it gets stressful if I’m in the middle of a Skype meeting and can’t see the computer screen because Rajah is sitting up straight right in front of it.
I’ve noticed keyboards are another favorite target of cat supervisors–to lay on … to randomly walk across the keys to send off a strange garbled message to business colleagues … and to shed on the keyboard so that the keys are coated in cat hair.
Our dog KC gets rather jealous of Rajah’s ability to demand attention from a human by jumping up in front of the computer screen. KC is an 80-lb German Shepherd mix, so safely jumping up on a computer desk is out of the question and she knows it. So instead she whines in complaint at Rajah when he perches on the desk. It sort of sounds like the dog version of, “Get down from there. You’re not supposed to be on the keyboard. You’re going to get in trouble.”
Rajah really seems to enjoy watching KC from above where she can’t go, and will look rather smug about it.
Hmm, Rajah is letting me know as a I type this that it’s time to bring this blog post to a close. I admit I find writing about pets and nature very soothing since the fiction I write tends to be very serious in mood and plot.
May you all find something that helps you to relax.
See you next week. And there will be major news coming soon about the fiction writing side of things, but I plan to do those as blog posts that are separate from the nature and pet stuff.