February 6th, 2006

Loki riding

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My cat Roshi likes to sit on top of my computer monitor and gaze at me like I’m Almighty God. This would be enormously flattering except for one thing: Roshi has all the intelligence of a speed bump. (But he *is* adorable!)

Yesterday, he was sleeping on the monitor when he suddenly went completely limp. I mean, like he just died! Scary! In a nanosecond he slid off the back of the monitor and through the small gap between the desk and the wall, knocking over – but not breaking – the lamp with the glass shade and the pencil/pen/cup.

I looked beneath the desk and he’s standing there on the floor, looking completely befuddled. He didn’t show the slightest trace of cat attitude – i.e., “I didn’t do *that*! Some *other* cat did that stupid thing!”

No, he just looked half-asleep and puzzled, clearly not able to make out how on earth he got *there*.

So I petted his head, and he was fine. Then I picked everything up and went back to work.

Later that same day he managed to turn off the power switch on the power strip to the same computer...!