Thursday, November 6, 2008

My REAL Laptop

For my birthday in August, I received the gift of wireless Internet access from my wonderful, generous aunt. The same wonderful aunt who, several months ago, had also given me her old laptop when she got a new one. My plan, all along, was to have everything set up so that I could start a blog; I wanted to write in the evenings from the comfort of the couch, and still be able to watch TV. (My desktop computer is upstairs, away from the TV, the kitchen, and the door that the dogs want to go out of every few minutes.) My lovely Husband, who is also a Computer Guy, set it all up for me and it works like a charm.

You know there has to be problem, though, or I wouldn't be writing about it. The problem? My REAL laptop is not a computer at all. It is a 35-pound, buff-colored Cocker Spaniel, who believes that my lap was created for the sole purpose of providing him with a napping spot. Every evening, whether I'm using the computer or not, he stretches out across my belly, and will not move. For anything. I'm actually typing this AROUND the rotten mutt, and he has the audacity to bat my hand away from the touchpad with his paw every few minutes, because it is too close to his whiskers. People who don't have pets (and maybe some who do) probably wonder why I put up with it.

Here's why:

I just can't resist his little face, that's all. And he totally knows I'm a sucker.

Oh, there are also two more dogs, and I'm a sucker for them, too. So, if I don't write a blog post for a few days, it's not because I don't have anything to say. It's just that all three of them are on my lap, and there's no room for the computer.


JD at I Do Things said...

Awwww. What a sweet face. I have an official lap warmer, too, my beautiful cat Gus. When he taps my arm and looks at me with his big, expressive eyes, I can deny him nothing.

JD at I Do Things

absepa said...

JD: Gus is a very handsome cat--I've watched his (and Prudence's) videos on YouTube. We're supposed to be the most intelligent of the species, and yet they know exactly how to make us do their bidding!

JD at I Do Things said...

Aw, thank you. I do love my Gus and Pru. I know I'm a bit prejudiced, but I think Gus is exceptionally handsome. And the two of them are definitely in charge!

JD at I Do Things