by Janet Blue on September 26, 2013


Though this appears to be two separate photos, Astrid is staring at me while sitting behind the screen of my laptop.


A few weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled, Tabby/Tortie Tuesday with MacKenzie and Astrid. In it, I talked about how Astrid has become my little shadow and showed a photo of her sitting in my lap as I worked on the blog.

As she rarely leaves my side, she has been entrusted by her meowmates to ensure I type exactly what they have dictated for each comment. In spite of the fact that cats are not known for their work ethic as well as the fact that she does nap frequently, she is a rigid taskmaster. If I deviate from the plan, I get laser, zombie eyes or she takes matters into her own paws. That usually proves to be disastrous as her spelling is atrocious and her paws have a tendency to hit several keys at once (as evidenced in the photo below).

She also is easily distracted and so sometimes finds it hard to stick to the task at paw. Or she becomes bored with the entire endeavor and camps out on the keyboard.

Image 1

Image 2Being a good Mom I do, however, encourage her literary interests and pawticipation in the blogging process, even if she does occasionally impede our progress or necessitate corrections.

Besides, I like the companionship!



Timmy Tomcat October 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Hey Astrid!
Good job. I like to keep a firm paw on the Dad. Rumpy likes to lay on the keys as they… well we never really figured that out
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. September 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

We lubz dda picciez of Astrid typin n givin dicktashun!! Me doez alot of diz also when me iz up to it. Astrid if ya iz finkin of *pawin* a book dat wuud bee sumfing. We Kittehz have a u-neek purrspecktive on Life don’t we??
Lub to all of ya frum me Nylablue xoxo

Sam and Pam September 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Purrhaps she’d like to write a novel?? “The Wacky World of Humans” ???

Kitty hugs, Sammy
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Spitty the Kitty September 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Hi Kitties, So Astrid, you still hanging out there? What are the rest of the crew doing?? Getting themselves into their own variety of trouble, I presume.
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meowmeowmans September 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

It’s always nice to have someone to keep you on track, isn’t it? Great job snoopervising, Astrid!
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Savannah's Paw Tracks September 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

the kitties before me always helped Mom do her keyboard work…that was for her business…she didn’t blog until she met me…
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Caren Gittleman September 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

what a mewovelous assistant Astrid is. Cody and I share our “office” so I know how helpful they can be!
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Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey September 28, 2013 at 10:35 am

We have several editors at our house and it can be a challenge! Especially with my touch screen computer…. sometimes I just don’t know if I am coming or going when I am blogging!! Purrs to you all from the Zee and Zoey Gang!
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Sushi September 28, 2013 at 9:04 am

Astrid is doing a great snoopervising job. She simply wants to stay on top of everything. A making of a good boss.
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Spitty the Kitty September 28, 2013 at 12:14 am

Ha ha ha! We’s twins! (Well, almost.) I am so relieved the stoopy Human got her boring “work” projects done and is back to serving the needs of her most important work project of all: Yours truly, of course. Good to see you all again XOXOXO
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Cathy Keisha September 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Heh heh so you’re blaming her cos your names were in the wrong order the other day? Didn’t think so. We’re creatures of habits although we don’t wear habits.
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The Island Cats September 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm

It looks like Astrid wants to do some blog posts herself! 🙂
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LP September 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Astrid, we can see that you are a HUGE help to your Mama! Keep up the good job! 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Colehaus Cats September 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm

She’s a good editor. And a beauty too! (like all torties are.) Purrs…
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Jacqueline September 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Great job, gorgeous Astrid!…Happy weekend, sweeties…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat
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Flynn September 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Astrid is doing a fine job of snoopervising.
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Vera September 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Wonderful pictures! torties seem to have a particular type of personality… Astrid looks like my own Shadow-of-the Moon tortie. If I do not pay attention when she chooses to be near me she grabs and pulls on my sleeve, just like child would do, until I pet her and talk to her…
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Kuruk September 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

It’s impawtant to supervise! What would they do without us! Wooooowoooooo!
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Glogirly and Katie September 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Astrid types just like Waffles!
The *full-body* typing technique : )
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The Creative Cat September 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Tortie snoopervisers are excellent! I would follow all her direction without question. Cookie led me in the right direction for nearly 20 years, and pawed over the position to the able house panther Mimi after extensive training. Mimi is truly a taskmaster, but I could get nothing done without her.
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Fern Reed September 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Hi I just came over to see you from Austain’s blog!! I have 3 cats but I have one that is just like your Astrid. Mine is Circle and she is ALWAYS with me too!!!

Judy September 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Astrid you are a bery gud snoopervisor. Our Momma laffed at the pickshure of you laying on the puter. Love Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly

Texas September 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Obviously, Astrid has not been allowed to validate this post…
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Angel Abby September 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

Astrid we admire how well you remain focused to your task and do such a good job snoopervising!!!
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Brian September 27, 2013 at 10:07 am

I think you two make a mighty fine team!
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Austin Towers September 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

You and me both, Astrid! The human needs constant supervision otherwise. well, who knows what chaos will ensue?
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McGuffy Ann Morris September 27, 2013 at 9:23 am

Beautiful girl! She should be in charge of something!
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Katie isabella September 27, 2013 at 7:42 am

Astrid, you are THE one large and in charge! Get that mom doing things your way.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You September 27, 2013 at 6:07 am

Good job, Astrid! We knew you were the brains behind the operation the whole time.
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Athena September 27, 2013 at 5:50 am

I’m always watching (and interrupting) my mum as she works at her computer 🙂
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Molly The Wally September 27, 2013 at 4:15 am

Great snoopaw-vision there. How would mum manage without you? Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
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speedyrabbit September 27, 2013 at 2:41 am

Hahaha thats the same with Speedy
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Kiwiskan September 27, 2013 at 1:46 am

I love the way cats take over…

Sparkle September 27, 2013 at 12:16 am

I think Astrid is doing an AWESOME job!
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Loupi and Zorro September 27, 2013 at 12:14 am

Great snoopervision Astrid ! Your mom can thank you for helping her so much. Purrs
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Beverly September 26, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Love the purple collar, Astrid. You are just so in style.
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