You Didn’t Actually Want To Work, Right?

Some of you might remember my previous post about my old treadmill desk that was held together by some screws, some bits of leftover wood and melamine, socks, and a healthy dose of luck.

Since then I have acquired a newer one that I LOVE. This one has a desk surface that’s actually meant to be there.  We don’t even have to use socks to hold it together!  It’s amazing.

Kiki still likes to hang out with me while I work on the treadmill desk, and when I got it and saw how huge the desk surface was I thought, “Now there will be enough space for both of us, and I won’t have to constantly move things around because of the cat.”

Kiki had other thoughts.

grey and white cat laying in front of monitor

It begins.

This would be fine.  She’s not in the way of anything and she’s adorable.  I would be perfectly happy with this arrangement. Unfortunately, she does not see it this way.

It looks like she is lounging there without a care in the world, but you must understand, she is planning.  And whatever she is planning is probably not good news for whatever work I’m trying to do.

Kiki’s greatest superpower (aside from her cuteness) is to move to inconvenient and/or uncomfortable places when no one is paying attention to her.  It’s quite amazing, actually.  You’ll be sitting or laying down and you’ll have the thought, “Wow.  I’m really uncomfortable right now.” And when you look down, there she is, looking incredibly pleased with herself as she precariously balances on your hip with her pointy little paws digging into your stomach and you realize that you have no idea when she got there.   In fact, you distinctly remember successfully fending off her attempt to sit on you no more than fifteen minutes ago.  And yet.  There she is.  How does she do it??

Through an exercise in near-superhuman concentration, I managed to take an unprecedented series of photos chronicling her gradual stealthy movement into her desired location.

Pay no attention to me, just cleaning myself.  I am completely innocent of all wrongdoing.

Pay no attention to me, just cleaning myself. I am completely innocent of all wrongdoing.

 

I'm not on the laptop. I'm next to it.

I’m not on the laptop. I’m next to it.

 

Ok, ok, now I'm on it, but I'm not pressing any buttons or moving your mouse. In fact this whole space over here is empty anyway. Why shouldn't I just sit on it?

Ok, ok, now I’m on it, but I’m not pressing any buttons or moving your mouse.
In fact this whole space over here is empty anyway. Why shouldn’t I just sit on it?

 

grey cat sitting on open laptop

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grey cat sleeping on laptop

You didn’t actually need to click on anything, right?

Grey cat laying on open laptop

Mission Accomplished

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