Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Let me know if I get in your way



I don't think cats understand reading.

25 comments:

Sharfa said...

Oh, they understand perfectly! As far as they're concerned - if you have time to read then you have time to pay attention to them!!! In fact, being in a seated position is an invitation. No matter which seat in the house you're on!

Love that PIC!

Mark said...

I think they are taking pity on you because they think you are so bored that you are staring at a piece of paper.

Anonymous said...

"We may be in the Universe as dogs and cats are in our libraries, seeing the books and hearing the conversation, but having no inkling of the meaning of it all."
- William James

Rose Connors said...

They have a similar reaction to laptop computers. It's nearly impossible to watch a movie in bed on the laptop. Mine discovers functions I never knew the computer had.

Beautiful tortie.

Rachel said...

I have had this problem before. Especially hard with the newspaper!

Wonderful picture!!

gtr said...

Awwww... our three kitties are also similarly mystified by this odd human behavior, and are happy to help add excitement to our apparent boredom. Fun pic!

Zabrina said...

Just like here...I have 4 cats and they can't see me reading or on my computer..

lucy said...

Adorable! My cats have the same problem with the computer, and they don't seem to understand why they can't walk across the keyboard!

KFarmer said...

They both look so comfy :)

Cathy said...

Just when I think I can live without pets, people start posting these dang adorable pictures.

Laurie said...

They are so much more beautiful than the written word, they are doing you a favor!

Thimbelle said...

obviously, your cat has been taking lessons from mine. Who is currently sitting on my hands while I try to type this.

It's a conspiracy, I tell you...

vicki said...

I agree- they know full well. We call them "Paper Waits."

Have a lovely day with your lovelies.

Rurality said...

Thanks everybody. I love that quote, anonymous.

I usually imagine that my "anonymous" commenters are famous people who don't want to be recognized... political figures, movie stars, industry tycoons, royalty... all of whom read my blog every day of course.

Hick said...

That is a great picture. Why is it cats always have to lay in the midst of things. Attention mongers, probably.

Ericka said...

great picture. the peanut does that, but she's not so well behaved about it. success comes when she manages to remove the book from my reach and she's wrapped around my face like a blanket.

maybe it IS a conspiracy!

Floridacracker said...

I bet Jasmine lets you read in peace.

pablo said...

How is your aching back? If it's keeping you from posting more frequently then let me tell you, it's killing me!

James Cooper said...

One of my cats interprets my sitting down to read, watch TV, or use my laptop as an invitation to occupy my lap and demand petting. The other cat interprets my lying down as a reason to start rubbing her face against my head.

Cats... :-)

Clare said...

I've often wondered if Budgies watch us reading the paper and wonder what we are doing staring at the carpet

Sheila said...

I could never understand why when we had cats, they'd always find our heads and chests the most comfortable place to sleep. Pretty kitty cat.

zhakee said...

What a sweet kitty photo! I used to have a kitty that like crawling onto whatever I was reading. Priceless bit of kitty affection!

Mary said...

"The cat is the only animal that accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity"

- Georges Louis Leclerc De Buffon

Sonia said...

Just adorable photo!

Paintsmh said...

oh what a pretty kitty. And no, cats definitely don't understand teh concept of reading, all they understand is, 'will this get me food?'