Saturday, November 12, 2016

WFH purrks, drawbacks + gifs

Because it's Saturday and I'm coming off a fairly busy work week and am feeling like it's been too long since we enjoyed one of the internet's favorite pastimes here on 'Fraidy Cat Eventing:

Cat Pictures!!

(Do we ever really need any other excuse anyway?)

I work from home frequently in the new job, commuting into DC once or twice a week when not otherwise on the road. It's working out well, and my cats are the real winners since they see way more of me.

Those little terrors tho. I swear, the moment I get out of my seat they literally appear out of nowhere to lay claim to it. 



It's impressive, really, how quickly they appear. I could be gone for the merest of moments, and suddenly there's a crashing sound as they leap across furniture to get into that warm cozy chair. And snuggle up like they've been there since the beginning of time.

(And yes, that's me sitting on the very edge of my chair in the above picture bc obviously one's own comfort is nothing in the face of avoiding disturbing such cuteness!)

Tho of course, when my chair itself isn't an option, they go for the next best thing. Often that's my lap (and no, they do not share nicely with my laptop). But really, anything will do. In the above instance, it's my stretched out legs. 

You might think that literally anything else would be more comfortable than that... but idk. It's cats, right? He must have somehow understood that by sleeping on my legs like that for as long as possible, the ever-so-slight hyper-extension in my knees would render me basically as crippled and gimpy as an octogenarian when I finally shook him off.

Because obviously. Cats are always in it for maximum inconvenience and discomfort for everyone else lol.


It's cool tho. We like 'em anyway, I suppose... right? Plus they provide endless opportunities for fun and giggles when I'm trying to video-conference with my colleagues and clients...

So in equal measure to gifs of cats being assholes, here's a couple more of cats to laugh at lol. 


Remember back when I used to have all those fun gifs all the time? I kinda miss those days! Alas, with the new job comes less free time for random endless internet searches haha. (And an end to the baller high-speed university internet, le sigh. drawbacks clawbacks y'all). 


Hopefully this tubby kitty will tide us all over for another weekend haha ;)

27 comments:

  1. Let's talk about cats. Let's talk about the fat cat who avoids his own special diet food in his special slow feeder mat to wolf down the kitten's free choice for and then instantly barfs it all over my couch. And then when I'm like, WTF FAT CAT I HATE YOU, he's all, p.s. I also ate your muffin off the counter.

    CATS ARE THE ACTUAL WORST.

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    1. Lol just surround the kutten's food with slightly-too-narrow grating for fat cat to fit through. Then sit back and giggle when he gets stuck!!! (Sorry about your muffin tho)

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    2. Oh, if you only knew the maze he had to squeeze through to even get into the room where I hide her food! I honestly have no idea how he gets his lard-like self in there which just makes me angrier! Probably going to just start staking him around the house like an obese goat.

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    3. One time when I made cupcakes a few years ago my roommate was nibbling on one of the cupcakes every time she passed by. She'd pinch off a bit and then go on her way. After a day of this she was like "Is one of you guys also eating my cupcake? Because I did not eat that much of it." And we were all like "Uhhh noooooo". About half an hour later the kitty revealed that shew as actually the one sharing the cupcake with said roomie.

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  2. The white cat pushing the bottle though, OMG haha. I miss having indoor cats. Although the dachshunds are rather cat-like, minus the occasionally assholish attitudes and predisposition to push things off counters... lol. I'm sure they're loving you being at home more!

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    1. haha yea cats really have the 'unnecessarily yet deeply assholish behavior' market saturated lol

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  3. I'm allergic to cats and yet they are drawn to me... I currently have a barn cat trying it's hardest to get in my lap. WTF cats I like breathing and not coughing like a seal pup (asthma side effect)

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    1. ooooh yea i'm pretty sure cats just *know.* whether it's an allergy or just some other reason why a person doesn't like cats... they always know!

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  4. I freaking love cats! Everything they do is entertaining to me even (and maybe especially) when they are purposefully being sh*t heads. I assume this is how dog people feel about dogs :) I like dogs too, but I love cats. That last gif basically sums up my current state of affairs perfectly.

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    1. ha yup i feel similarly. about that last gif and about dogs too lol. like i guess they're cool. but it's all about cats for me ;)

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  5. Yeah I'm reading/writing this while smooshed between two pets. They seem pretty cofortable...

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    1. niiiice!! and yea comfy pets is a must for me!

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  6. I wish I had pets for when I worked at home!

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    1. it seriously makes the whole experience that much better!!

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  7. Cats are the best, I miss living with them.

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    1. they're both the best and the worst sometimes lol

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  8. That cat pushing the bottle killed me. We have two cats and if I had my way we'd have more....

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    1. haha my two are PLENTY for my little apartment. they get into everything!!

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  9. Your cats are adorable! Excellent gif-age too :) There are two kitties in my family, one is an epic troll/a-hole and the other one is pretty much a loaf of bread.

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    1. aww my last cat was a bread loaf too and i luffed him. these two now tho... yea. troll cats lol

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  10. My cat Youbee (Ungrateful Bastard, so U B) sleeps on my outstretched legs when I'm laptoppin'. She knows that when the computer lid closes, it's time to get off my lap.

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  11. If I have to be at work on a Sunday, (What HR? No. Never. I'm working I swear) this definitely makes it 10x better. Especially that white cat on the table.

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  12. Cats are seriously assholes. HAHA. I enjoy their maniacal temperaments tho.

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  13. So one question: have you ever seen the musical Cats?

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  14. Aw man! A friend and I are on a serious cat kick at the moment, we both really want one (each we don't live together, her bf is reticent as is my wallet for the mo)...that white cat with the vase tho 😂😂😂
    I want a cute cuddly creature to be all up in my space

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  15. I love that chair!! And cats are awesome. Such good lap warmers

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