Homage to our “Fuzzy assistants.”
Today’s post won’t be too terribly long, but I hope that you find it a-mew-sing enough to make you smile!
“Where would we be without our loyal furry companions, who sit so tirelessly each moment we are engrossed in our day-to-day activities?”This is a question I ask myself quite regularly.In fact, I am reminded of this question quite often by the many people who frequent my life in some form or fashion. My own experiences are pretty interesting, actually, and you’ll likely notice a theme among the examples I show you.
Allow me to introduce some of my furry children:
While attempting to play a video game, during my downtime, you see I have three ebon-clad fuzzballs. Notice they had moved and turned my speaker the opposite direction as well. Rain is on the left, Kaida is in the middle, and Mina is on the right.
You can’t see it in this picture, but this is a three monitor set-up, and on the other two monitors, I was attempting to get work done. It was manageable at this point, however… (Kaida on the left and Mina on the right.)
By this point, there was no salvaging the operation. I was forced to pay attention to my fuzzy overlords and give in to their demands. (Same as above.)
So I wondered, am I the only one who is demanded absolute obedience and focused attention by their fuzzy overlords? I then started to look around and found many others in the same type of situation. In fact, the owner of a video game “edu-camp” called Game Worlds, Alicia Andrew, was plagued by this very same issue. With her permission, I am going to show you this absolutely terrifying photo of a “Panther Overlord” in its natural habitat, demanding its lowly human’s servitude while they attempt to toil away for the a-mews-ment and prosperity of said “PO.” Be afraid.
Whew! I warned you. It’s a furrr-ocious and vicious beast that is relentless when it comes to its demands towards its human minion.
So what does this all have to do with the publishing industry? Earlier today I was ‘tweeting’ about and noticed an interesting photo. It was of a kitten holding a tiny laptop with its paws on a couch. The caption went something akin to “Meet my new PR intern.” Then, my mind darted back to the initial idea I had about “cats on keyboards.”
So my question to all of you on the internet, how often do you deal with your fuzzy overlord attempting to derail or otherwise direct your attempts at writing, reading, or other activities? You can either reply in the comments, or find me on Twitter @Pandamooniac and reply to me there.