October 21, 2008

A World Away

Cats & Computers

A tiny starving kitten came to my house the other day. The little tortoiseshell colored beast was so thin and pitiful. I petted her and fed her.
This is what happened a few days later:
mom and babies
Then the father showed up.
father cat
I went from 0 to 5 stray cats in the blink of an eye. Hey, what’s going on here? I meant to be taking in only one small cat…
cat family
I was complaining about this to a colleague and she admitted this is what had just dropped in at her house:
The interesting thing about this (to me) is that one incident happened in Strawberry Plains, TN, while the other happened in Delhi, India. Small world, huh?
In my day job I’m a webmaster who is unworthy of the title. I live in the Smoky Mountains. The crackerjack computer programmer who is the key to my success lives in India.
Despite being on opposite sides of the world, clearly we are both tools to be used by cats.
And despite the cats being on opposite sides of the world, they are still capable of dominating and controlling the brains of even the smartest of women.
What is it about cats?
What is it about cats and computers?
What is it about cats and computers and women?
Anybody need a nice pet?