Mel, of Mel Stampz blog which I follow:
has just posted about her clever kitty Mouse, who reads ever-such-intellectual books, and it reminded me that I haven’t yet blogged about our kitty Beatrice. I have shared about Beatrice on various forums, but it is perhaps time that she had wider Web exposure as the most computer-literate kitty in the world. She exceeds my hubby in computer skills, and she is completely self-taught.
Beatrice is a grey tabby whose fur is quite silvery underneath, so she is a genuine silver surfer. She is now 10 years old and is the most nosey kitty I have ever known – she has to know everything that is going on, which is probably why she wants to get online and share her personality with the whole world. Whenever we have visitors, she is right there, desperate to be the centre of attention, and even non-cat people (yes, such people do exist, hard though it is to believe) say that they like, and even love, Beatrice. She is ultra-friendly, and very chatty – she has something to say on every subject.
Here she is sitting on my hubby’s old laptop. I had this picture made into a mouse mat for my hubby’s birthday a couple of years ago.
I always say she spends far too much time on the computer.
This is her first word document.
The last part of this message in her special language is obviously very important, because she’s highlighted it.
Her next effort involved adding some amendments to some work my hubby was doing for his Romanian charity. She always supports everything he does, because in her eyes, he can do no wrong. Those two are joined at the heart, and if I want to get anywhere near him, I usually have to prise her off him! This is what I mean:
However, I digress… Back to what I was saying. He had managed to type the first page:
and then he was called away. When he came back, he found that she had added several more pages:
The work he does is very important, and she obviously decided it needed her extra input, which I am sure made a huge difference to the cause. She has a generous, giving heart.
Here is another example of Beatrice helping my hubby with his work. She didn’t like the title of this document, so she typed her own additions, and then decided to check the spelling and grammar:
However, he came back before she was able to make sure she’d spelled everything OK.
Unfortunately I haven’t got a screen grab of the time she surfed the net on my laptop – she had typed an interesting web address and a message had appeared: “Web address not found…” Ah well, she did her best.
Just after Christmas I decided to play a CD I’d been given as a Christmas present, so I put it in the CD drive of my laptop and was listening to it. I went out of the room to answer the door or something, and put it on “pause” so I wouldn’t miss any, and when I came back I could hear the music playing. She was sitting there and had pressed the “play” button again because she was obviously enjoying the music.
She is thinking of setting up a Computing Academy for Kitties with online tutorials.
Her sister Phoebe is not at all computer literate, and she can’t read, either; she likes to spend her time relaxing, sitting on top of me and squashing my feet when I’m on the recliner, sleeping, eating, a bit of hunting, and when she can be bothered, playing. Did I mention eating? She is very fat and heavy.
Just so that she doesn’t feel left out, here is a picture of her asleep in one of her favourite places – on the bird table!
Hope you have enjoyed reading how clever our little Computer Queen is.