After That, You’re Gonna Need a Cat

Here you go. I woke her up just so you could see something sweet and fluffy.

She very much has the groggy “Do I hafta go to school?” look down here. I’ll pay for it later, but for now, enjoy.

38 Comments on “After That, You’re Gonna Need a Cat”

  1. Awwww adoooorable. I wish I could have a cat of my own here, but it would probably accidentally inhale my landlord’s dogs … so I am forced to subsist on internet cat pictures. An A+ fix, Mr. Scalzi.

  2. I mention cat in comment thread and then Scalzi posts picture of cat.


    Scalzi, you know I *really* only come here for nude pictures of popular celebrities.

  3. Woo hoo! Now all you need to do is master chocolate-teleportation-on-demand, and adoration levels should fly through the roof on a global scale.

  4. she looks more like she has the “I’m going to claw your face off… but i will do it after i take another nap” look going on to me.

  5. I had to move a cat off my chest to get up and go to work this morning. It’s nice to have a replacement waiting when I get to the office.

  6. O Great Scalzi, what a superb picture of Our Most Perfect Glorious Magnificent Radiance.

    The Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club nearly voted you the coveted Seal of Approval Award, but due to the following circumstances, decided against:

    1. By your own testimony you woke Her up from Her Well Deserved Slumber, and thereby put yourself and indeed the world in grave danger.

    2. While She is well-centered in the frame and mostly in focus, there is something not quite right with the picture composition. We will supply you with more detailed criticism at a later date should we determine your exact errors.

    3. Instead of celebrating the Beauteous Ghlaghghee your image was designed to make yourself and evidently “the Internets That Hate You” feel better, or at least provide a distraction. This is an unworthy action.

    4. The Executive Committee knows nothing of and cares even less about this alleged ridiculous kerfuffle.

    Try again very soon (minus the baggage) and we will seriously consider awarding you the coveted Seal of Approval Award should the offering measure up.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  7. Shortly after this photo was taken, the cat peed on John’s bathrobe and then blogged about it on her LJ page.

  8. “She very much has the groggy “Do I hafta go to school?” look down here”

    Actually that’s her “You’re so lucky I need you to open tuna cans for me” look.

  9. Scalzi@#13: Oh yes! Superb. How about Zeus – does he have one too? Just discovering this Twitter thing.

  10. Marko @4 – not a mistake you want to make for something with as many pointy bits and as much concept of “personal space” as a cat. Certainly not with your boxers ’round your ankles.

  11. Awww. I can’t wait until mine is round and docile like that. Right now he’s not quite a year old, and still likes to run around and destroy things.

    And wake me up…
    at 4 am…

  12. Ahhhhh, a slice of sleepy pretty fluffiness. What is it about cat lovers going all ditzy when they see a cat? There’s a cartoon about this somewhere. Thank you for reminding us what is important: KITTIES

  13. @7, sorry for your loss watercolor.

    Gxxxxxxx is so beautiful. Have you ever thought about showing her in a cat show/pet category?

  14. Ben@19,

    My experience is that you need to wait until yours is about 19- it’s not that they don’t do ’round and docile’ before then, it’s that they keep up with the destruction and 4 am wake-up calls as well.

  15. Pam@22
    Thanks for the warning.
    My only other experience with a cat was one we had for most of my childhood. I think we were spoiled by her because she was blind, and consequently, would come running when you called her, and mostly stay in the same warm/soft area most of the time. Very user friendly.

    Our new cat, Nemo, is a feline terror.

  16. When the cats and the nude celebrities have comparable amounts of hair, the cats are greatly preferred.

  17. Thanks Scalzi! it certainly was a cheerful followup to the comment thread in the last post. @.@

    (Though, said comment thread may have led me to an old acquaintance I did not know had become a SF/F author. So I suppose it isn’t all bad, is it?)

    Keep up the good work on all fronts!

  18. “so you could see something sweet and fluffy”

    How about savory and Ghlaghghee?

  19. I like Calvin’s line “I have to remember that five out of six ends are pointy” (forgive me if I have misquoted). Waking felines should be done with fear and trembling.

  20. Just spent an hour on trying to figure out the whole racefail kerfluffle…finally gave up, decided to visit here, see what chang had to say & move onto lolcats instead. See you later.

  21. I believe that the problem is in the background. Clearly the Scalzi household is being negligent in that their every surface does not appropriately set off the cat’s beauty. May I suggest something red, or perhaps a deep blue to more appropriately frame Ghlaghghee?