Tuesday, December 13, 2016

cats on the web

Since Della and Moxie moved in, I have learned many things.
Here are a few of them.

A kitten can scroll a touchscreen with her paw.
Considering that I - a human with fingers - sometimes have trouble with the touchscreen, this really amazed me.

Kittens can also - in a split second, on a daily basis,
and with just one little paw -
find things on your laptop you have never seen before.

They can summon Help for the operating system. Repeatedly.

They can turn on voice activation.
They can open a pop-up window of keyboard shortcuts that I wish I could find again.

They can set up skype.

They can mute the system in a way that requires googling to figure out how to cancel. (So far, they themselves have not googled anything. But to be on the safe side, I only open Amazon when they are both asleep.)

They can add umlauts to the onscreen keyboard.
I still haven't figured out how to undo that.

They can compose and send a tweet:

I just noticed: twitter provided a "translate" button on the kitten-tweet - LOL!

A couple of days ago I opened my laptop and found
a pop-up window on twitter that sternly warned:

You are not permitted to Block yourself.

Well, thank goodness, is all I can say to that. Because I don't know how I could have ever gotten back into my account to Unblock myself.

Of course there's one thing I already knew, but which the kittens have learned:

it's possible to fall asleep at the computer.


  1. LOL. Excellent. I never knew they were that versatile.

    1. It's been a series of revelations, believe me!

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    1. I hadn't realized how many different things Moxie and Della had done until I started writing this post...I probably forgot some! My laptop is on almost 24/7.

  3. I'm kind of thinking blocking myself might NOT be a bad idea :-D.

    1. I wondered if the kittens were trying to block just me, so they could take over the twitter account. They have composed multiple tweets; so far, though, only that one has been posted!

  4. Such gifted kitties. Just think if they had opposable thumbs, what havoc..

  5. I am giggling and giggling! That tweet is like something I would type while nodding off! I loved this post :)

  6. Too funny! I love cats and am so glad you now have a pair of them. I'm starting to call my cat "Velcro" because all he wants to do is be on my lap! (So far he has shown no interest in the computer, internet or social media.)

    1. Aw, a velcro-kitty is nice :)
      Both Della and Moxie were interested in the laptop from their very first night here - zeroed right in on the cursor moving on the screen, and then looked behind the laptop to see where it went! They are an absolute delight, every day :)


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