Monday, November 18, 2013

Kid Brother CatSkype

Ah, our brilliant cats. When Dudo and Moose see me setting up my laptop computer for Skype, they know I'll be talking with Uncle Chuck (The Kid Brother). And they know that now when I talk with Uncle Chuck, they get their treats. I place the laptop on the kitchen floor so The Kid Brother can visit with the boys while they eat. He loves it.

(CLICK ANY IMAGE TO FEEL THE LOVE.)

At first the cats were a bit nervous about someone inside that box talking directly to them. Now, they know the presence of Uncle Chuck means good things are coming their way. Moose peeks at the screen before turning his back to eat. Dudo checks in regularly and then, when he's finished, steps in for a closer look.

MOOSE (FOREGROUND) EATS AND RUNS.
BEFORE LICKING UP THE FINAL BITS, DUDO STEPS OVER TO SAY "GRACIAS."

Uncle Chuck doesn't let me move the laptop until the cats are done and gone. Then he's willing to talk to me again... But mostly about the cats.

16 comments:

  1. And who wouldn't! That is talk to the cats first!! lol
    This is sweet Mitch. You are a good brother to Chuck.

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    1. Jim:
      Thanks, Jim. I know you well understand.

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    1. Judeet:
      It works out well. Skype has changed everything for us.

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  3. It's nice of you to share your beasties with your brother.

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    1. Stephen:
      He's an animal lover and would be monitoring their every move if he were here. Since he can't get here, this has been a wonderful solution.

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  4. How sweet! What a good brother you are - when hubby is away I facetime the hamster to him (silly I know but it makes him feel better about being away from home, me and our pet)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Oh, not silly at all. It does make us feel more connected. We used to put our talking Amazon parrot on the phone when one of us was traveling. Now THAT was silly.

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  5. cats with laptops; this is an ominous thought indeed.

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    1. Spo:
      Nothing new. They're always at (well ON) the keyboard anyway.

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  6. I never cease to be amazed at discovering just how many pussy-obsessed people there are in the world. But is it any wonder?

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    1. Raybeard:
      My brother is a real softy. He loves all animals. He's a bit nervous with physical contact (well, of any kind) but he loves to watch and talk to them. He has been in love with everyone of our pets... even the parrot that would always threaten to bite him when he approached. (He therefore wouldn't get too close, so the parrot would bite me instead.)

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  7. Sounds like your brother and I are two of a kind. I'm always talking to my own brood, even though they don't play the blindest bit of notice. (As you know, there's no one else here to 'converse' with!). I suppose you're also talking to D & M? Or maybe that's only when you want to admonish them.

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    1. Raybeard:
      We speak constantly "with" the cats. Full conversations. (It would be really embarrassing to be overheard.)

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  8. Awwww!!! So cute that the cats get to Skype with their uncle! I love that.

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    1. Knatolee:
      It really is a joy. My brother absolutely loves it and the cats are now so used to him that they always walk right up to the camera... which makes him even happier.

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