Morning has broken. I crawl out of bed and head directly to my computer. Now that the tree in the front yard has been cut down  there is lots of light in the room. I wake up the computer and head off to the morning must-reads.
Yes, of course, the news. But also the really important sites such as I can has cheezburger?, My Cat Hates You, and Cats in Sinks. Depending on my mood I may go to Have a Kitten Break or Memoirs of a Feline Empress in Exile or Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat or Manx MNews or Darling Millie.
I surf over to Shakesville to check out the cats there (yes, Dudley and Zelda are cute but it is the cats that call me back) and then drop by John Scalzi's site, Whatever, to get a fresh update on the cats (and dog) there.
"What is it" I wonder "about the internet and cats?"
In an act of creative procrastination I fire up google and type that phrase (with quotation marks) into google. I get 4,180 results. I type "what is it about the internet and dogs" and get no results. "Aha!" I exclaim to myself although I am not sure what it means. I toy with the idea of putting in different phrases. I look at my Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure  and realize that once again the cats are dragging me into that mysterious vortex from which I will emerge hours later with no clear sense of exactly how the day passed by without me getting anything done.
I go down to the kitchen, get myself a fresh cup of coffee and sit down to begin my day's work. As I lean over the keyboard a fluffy voice whispers in my head "But what is it about cats and the internet?
 Crossing my fingers that none of the neighbourhood children ask what happened to mommy squirrel and the baby squirrels when the men in chainsaws got to work. ↩
 Tell myself not to snap at the various neighbours who tell me how much they loved that tree. They didn't trim it, they didn't have to rake the leaves but they would have knocked on our front door immediately after the tree, rotten at core, fell over on their car.
 A Christmas gift from
my Vet the cats' Vet.
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