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Old 12-08-2012, 12:45 PM
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Who won this fight....me, or the cat?

Facts, part one:
I approach my computer desk, because I want to read the Dope.
The cat is curled up on the chair.
So I pick her up, sit down on the chair, and put her back in position, still curled up, on my lap.
I skritch her ears, to reassure her that the world has not ended.
She purrs.
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Facts, part two:
I remove my hand from her ear-skritching, because I want to type on the keyboard.
She stands up on my lap, jumps onto the computer desk, settles down in the sphinx position
And blocking my view of the screen. And purrs.
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Facts, part the third:
I give her a tap on the butt, and ask her to please move.
She stops purring, but does not move.
I give her a slight shove on the butt, pushing her far enough to let me see the computer screen.
She lets me scoot her sideways, still in the sphinx position. She then stands up , walks back to the previous spot, and settles down again like the sphinx, blocking my view of the screen. And purrs.
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Facts , part the fourth:
I shove her sideways again. She stops purring, but placidly scoots along with my hand.
Then she stands up, walks back to the previous spot, and settles down again like the sphinx, blocking my view of the screen. And purrs.
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Facts, part 5:
repeat of facts, part the fourth.
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Facts, part 6:
I move the computer screen sideways to the spot where I had previously pushed the cat.
The screen placidly scoots along with my hand.
The cat remains in her spot, still sphinx-like, and still purring.
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The Final Result:
I have now achieved my goal of reading the Dope.
The cat is purring.
Life is good.

But who won?



oh, and in case somebody thinks I'm violating the rules:
here's Ms. Cat, in a previous encounter with the computer

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:49 PM
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The cat. The cat always wins. That's why they're cats.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:51 PM
IvoryTowerDenizen IvoryTowerDenizen is online now
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You did. When the cat is happy, you achieve happiness.

(But yeah, the cat won).
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:52 PM
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You're still alive so you won. For now.
Do not go to sleep.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:00 PM
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The cat won. Everyday is Caturday.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:34 PM
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There's no question here, by definition the cat wins.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:53 PM
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The cat won, since it forced you to find another salution. You do get bonus points for finding sn option that suits both of you though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:32 PM
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I don't even have to read the post. The cat won.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:59 PM
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When you find the headless mouse on your pillow tonight you'll know who won. Don't be deceived by her seeming compliance with the solution.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:47 PM
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Funny my cat use to do something like this during the colder part of the year. While sitting at my pc she would walk back and forth over my keyboard, infront of the monitor until I placed a pillow on my lap so she could lie down and enjoy the heat.

But that wasn't enough, she'd then look up and meow for scritches. If you stopped and she hadn't had enough she'd let you know.

As far as who won ? Looks like a draw.

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:55 PM
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The cat got you to accommodate her. She wins.

However, you got a friendly, purring kitteh, which makes a very good consolation prize. What a cutie.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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Dogs have Masters...



...Cats have Staff.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:19 PM
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This is an important fact about cat people. We know that the cat always wins, and we accept that as the natural order of things. Hell, in our household, even the dog accepts it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:15 PM
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For this Round: Cat 1, chappachula 0.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:25 PM
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You must be trolling. The cat won. You know it, we know it, the cat knows it.

WAIT! Was this posted by the cat, using her human's sign-in? That would mean...

...the cat won. Which we already knew.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:35 PM
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If you have to ask, you already lost.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:58 AM
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The only time the cat loses is if it is to another cat. At our house the winner is always the smallest, who is also the only female.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:22 AM
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My cat does NOT always win.

And then I find poop and or pee on my bed the next day

So yes... the cat always wins.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:32 AM
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Who won the fight?
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Is this a serious question?
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:35 AM
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Now that the cat knows it's ok to move your opponent mid-fight . . . let us know what happens next time.

In other words, the cat won.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:50 PM
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You both won.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:07 PM
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Sounds like the cat won.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:59 PM
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Sounds like somebody needs a squirt bottle.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:13 PM
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Sounds like somebody needs a squirt bottle.
That's silly. How would a cat work a squirt bottle?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:26 PM
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The cat won by forcing you to modify your behavior to achieve happiness.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:43 PM
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This is why I don't have a cat.

My response to Part One would have been to first say "WTF is this cat doing on my chair?", pick up said moggy and deposit it in the front garden, closing front door behind me.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:49 AM
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Sounds like somebody needs a squirt bottle.
I prefer an air-duster can. Safer around electronics.
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