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Problem description:  While Australia slept the cat knocked the router off the shelf and the cable fell out.

Temporary solution:  Plug the cable back in and leave the router on the floor.

Long term solution:  Shoot cat.

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  1. RAB says:

    That’s what you get for buying off the shelf Routers ;-)

    Do not shoot the cat, get a bonkers dog. Ours would have put the cable back in and nobody would have noticed, she’s that dexterous.

  2. Paul Marks says:

    Do not shoot cat – cat can come live with me.

  3. Sam Duncan says:

    Tsk. Shows how much attention I’ve been paying today. I didn’t even notice.

    But that cat’s looking shifty. I wouldn’t put it past an animal with that look on its face to try something again. Check its bank account for payments from George Soros.

  4. NickM says:

    Cute cat.

  5. RAB says:

    Cute? Look at the eyes… They say…

    What you looking at? You’ll get a claw in the throat if you come any closer pal! Unless you’re carrying food of course.

  6. NickM says:

    Ah, RAB you must know cats well enough to know they a mini-tigers that only don’t kill you because they can’t. They are like having Hans-Ulrich Rudel round for tea if you are a Jewish mouse. Magnificent if amoral beasts but… They never quite hide their need for you. When Timmy got lost (he bugger of as I was loading something at a speed usually associated with air-shows*) when we moved he finally returned and insisted in sleeping with me and my wife. And purring. We were so glad to see him and so was he to see us.

    Cats, utterly amoral but much more loyal than they want you to know. But we’re smarter than them, right? Or that’s what they want us to think.

    *Very fast indeed. Like the speed of heat. He didn’t like his nice domesticity interrupted. He now loves it round here having a huge garden, lots of curious smells and a huge number of fighting opportunities with the local mogs. And squirrels and such. And he can sleep in the greenhouse all day and scuffle all night. What is not to like? And he has two devoted servants and nice big (for 2 bedroom) house and all the kibble he can eat. Little jellical bugger has stuffed me!

  7. Flaxen Saxon says:

    Dat one bad kitty. I’m licensed to give lethal injections. Just give me the nod.

  8. Mr Ed says:

    I thought that the Greens were going to have all the cats in Oz shot as imperialist invaders, or is that only in NZ?

    Most cats are adept at walking along shelves and almost knocking priceless heirlooms off, perhaps this one needs a diet? He reminds me of my first and last cats, big tabbies with big hearts and a level of cunning close to Siamese, but no attendant personality disorders. I petition you to let him live.

  9. Lynne says:

    Clearly, the cat thought you weren’t paying it enough deferential respect. Just thank your lucky stars it hasn’t yet evolved opposable thumbs.

  10. peter h says:

    Leave the cat alone. Obviously a creature of some taste and discrimination. Bit of a critic, in fact. Probably thinks your posts could do with a bit of editing.

  11. John Galt says:

    The look on kitties face says it all.

    “Vile human – why are you photographing me when you should be worshipping me and bringing me freshly caught pieces of fish, cut into delicate strips for my feline enjoyment.”

    …and they slavery is dead…

  12. NickM says:

    Cats are lovely. When we are away various folk tend the kitty (esp. a certain neighbour) and love him but he is always at the door when we get back going “mwah mwah”. Little tyke he is. He knows we left him in the good hands of good folks but he still creates over his “abandonment”. Just trying it on I guess. And the little furry buggers do try it on. But you have to admire their catzpah.

    I love cats. They invented anarcho-capitalism before anyone else. Beautifully amoral but very loyal. They are Hardwar (look it up and download). They are the truest of the “Loyal and the greedy”.

    I want to be a cat. It mainly seems to involve doing what the fuck you like, licking your own genitals, being fed, killing things and sleeping.

  13. NickM says:

    It could happen…

    And then we would be supremely fucked. When (if) cats evolve opposable digits we are so bollocked. I personally welcome our feline overlords.

    Except I have the Manhattan project here. The cat-box you put ‘em in to take them to Cat-Hell (aka the vet!!!). You bring that out in front of kitty and he or she has a speed best described in Mach numbers.

  14. CountingCats says:

    Cats with thumbs?

    Look what happened to Angels Pencil…

  15. mactheknife says:

    Angel’s Pencil had a narrow escape, judging by the look on Hairy’s physog, his thoughts are running along the lines of:

    ‘Make the first shot count jackass, you won’t get a second’…

  16. CountingCats says:


    At least he didn’t scream and leap.

  17. Roue le Jour says:

    We have instructed our feeder to type this message of support for the cat.


    Shitbag (flat faced long haired burr collector)
    Big black and white bastard
    Orange kitten factory
    Champagne (mutant son of OKF, pretty colour but tail like a rabbit)
    Feral Kitten (daughter of OKF, 3m/o, barred from house for excessive piddling)

  18. Monty says:

    Unless you are fixing to shoot your kitty the way we do, with a water pistol. In which case go right ahead.

  19. Andy says:

    Looks just like my own beloved moggy.

  20. Julie near Chicago says:

    “You wanna make something of it?”

  21. Watchman says:

    If the statists have recruited the cats to do their dirty work, then everyone has a problem. Admittedly, it’s more likely to work than just about anything else the state tries…

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