And Because They’ve Been Patient and Haven’t Threatened to Burn Down the House Because I Haven’t Put One of These Up Lately
Posted on December 13, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 36 Comments
Here’s Ghlaghghee, passionately interested in something on the other side of the window.
Probably a bird. Or a truck with an open flatbed filled with raw tuna. I don’t really suppose there are other options that make sense.
Heh. If that were any of my cats, the following two pictures would be:
–Cat’s foot has slipped into hole on desk and chaos is ensuing
–Cat has extricated itself and is deciding whether to pretend that never happened or to kill me for laughing hysterically
Your cats have been threatening to burn down your house? You need to spend more quality time with them.
No, no. The Ghlaghghee Fan Club. The cats hardly ever burn things.
I had great fun trying to make out your con ribbons :)
Apparently the rumors of low-flying sleighs are true!
that is an AWESOME picture! :)
Yes, but have you attempted to do the family holiday photo with all felines, canines, and homo sapiens in the same photo..That is the true challenge..(this year it took me three days with cats leaping out of the photo and me jumping in, as a big blur) Guaranteed fun for the whole family
O Great Scalzi, what an excellent picture of Her Most Gracious Shimmering Radiant Perfection.
The image has good depth of field, is well-lit and reasonably well composed. It does have too many knick-knacks cluttering things up but since Magnificent She is correctly centered and dominates the picture this is excusable.
But don’t make a habit of it. Nobody of any import wants to see your knick-knacks.
As usual, you have failed miserably in explaining Her Actions. Have we not told you to leave explication to the experts of the Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club?
The Beauteous Ghlaghghee is not interested in the slightest in anything outside the window. She Already Sees and Knows All.
What She is doing is looking for escape. You must have done something recently that made Her realize that you really are hopeless and have reached your peak.
Well, we could have told Her that.
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club
She hears sleigh bells and will be on the Polar Express by midnight.
Which is a neat trick since there’s no snow on the ground in this part of Ohio.
OK, Chang (or Chang), if “She Already Sees and Knows All” then it must follow that you are wrong when you assert that she “is looking for escape.” Surely She Knows where escape is possible?
@ warren terra
well done. well done indeed.
*wanders away laughing quietly so chang, who is not chang cannot hear her*
It looks a bit as if she’s just closed the window. She’s energy-conscious that way.
/ducks and hides from fanclub…
Hey! I want one of those anti-gravity piggy-banks too! :)
Our cats only do that when there’s Another Cat Out There. (a most distressing occurrence, worthy of Upper Case Letters.) Squirrels just get chattered at.
I caption this picture “Looking For The Summer” with the subtitle “What do you mean, it’s not outside this window either?”
Warren Terra @12: You are attempting to employ logic with Chang≠Chang, and I’m not sure he recognizes logic, at least when it comes to Ghlaghghee.
When cats get that attentive, it usually means something bad is about to happen to somebody/something.
Whatever she is watching had better start running.
Is Harlan Ellison (r) outside the window?
If you look at the message on the lower left, it says, “I’m sorry, I lost interest in your message after the first paragraph and couldn’t be bothered to read it.” It’s fairly evident that Ghlaghghee is looking for the author of that note so she can eat that person’s liver, with fava beans, and jam the remains into the piggy bank on the floor.
Long time lurker and reader. I just had to say how beautiful that cat is. It’s probably another animal. Or a bug. Or the wind. Does a cat have to have an excuse to climb the window?
I feel like Ghlaghghee (and pictures of her) and interactions with The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club are worthy of a book. Although it would probably be an expensive book, as there would have to be color photographs on every other page.
ytimynona@23: “Your Ghlaghghee Pictures Will Be Graded” is the obvious title of such a work!
I am slow and do not read back articles to figure things out. I also don’t read this blog as often as I might, so I miss many things. That said, I JUST deciphered how you pronounce Ghlaghghee.
You are an evil man, John Scalzi.
I’ve always wondered why it isn’t the “Ghlaghghee Ghan Club”…?
@Wirelizard: Genius!!! This MUST happen!!! :D
Oh, hai. I can chase zombies in backyard?
Could it be a bird filled with raw tuna? I mean, John Madden’s retired now. Maybe he’s dedicated himself to putting meat inside of meat full-time
I love the handy can of dust spray. Use that often?
eviljwinter @ 28: You hit the nail on the head! She’s been watching John shoot zombies through that window on his desk and now is looking for some of her own out another window.
Um – could it be there just isn’t enough room for her to lay down in that rat’s nest of an office? :)
Our cat Juju – the 30ish lb black monster – spent part of the weekend watching Julia Childs on PBS. Cooking and carving up turkey.
He kept turning back to us plaintively. We kept telling him it was just TV, but he was sure there had to be birdie meat in it for him, somewhere…
Is that a Tonkinese Kitty? Sometimes people are unsure and confuse em’ for Persian or something else?
I have an indoor cat with the exact same coat of hair. Although when she was younger, started out MUCH much lighter, and less brownish Maybe it was the Florida Sun?
SOFTEST FUR I EVER FELT!
Can tell that’s a writer’s desktop. Look at that stack of multi-colored sticky notes.
If you lived in a more urban setting, I’d say that cat is flashing your neighbors. But it would take a heckuva peeping tom to penetrate the boundaries of the Scalzi compound this time of year.