the cat who writes

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I like to sit on the keyboard and keep it warm for Mrs. Hodges



Mrs. Hodges types my stories for me in the morning. Often, she has to stop typing for me as I dictate, and take Martha, the dog, outside to go to the bathroom.

While Mrs. Hodges is outside, I make sure her laptop computer is kept warm by sitting on the keyboard.

If I have to go the bathroom, I walk myself to the litter box and do my business in private. That is one of several reasons why cats are better than dogs. Martha, bless her heart, has to poop in front of Mrs. Hodges as she holds her by the lease.

Cats really do want to be helpful to the people they live with.

I hope you have a cat to sit on your keyboard and keep it warm. And I hope you have a cat to keep you company and cuddle you at night.

Either way, I hope you are not alone in your house. Who will take care of you and manage your life, if you don’t have a cat in your home?

I wish you all my best,

As always,
Love Pooh

p.s. Mrs. Hodges would be lost without me, and her computer would be cold.

p.s.s. This story was inspired by Beth Anne and her cat. Thank you Beth Anne.

Please click here to comment. I always love to hear from you. And please share a picture of your cat sitting on your computer. Perhaps I should start a support group for cats who sit on computers?



About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • The Lovely One

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  • Marie

    Our kitties don’t sit on the keyboard because it’s on a pull out shelf. So they plant themselves on the desk right in front of the monitor and watch the mouse move around. William the Orange does that quite a bit because he is the one who wants attention a lot! You are such a sweet and helpful kitty Pooh, I know your mom appreciates your help and attention to details like keeping her keyboard warm!


    • Good Morning Marie,
      As always I am delighted to hear from you. I will have to sit in front of the monitor next time and watch the mouse move around.
      Usually I like to watch the mice in the field behind our house. And sometimes I like to eat them.
      I hope you have a wonderful day my dearest Marie.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Hi Pooh, we are not allowed to have cats where I live so that is out, thank you for thinking of it though. We are celebrating thanksgiving this week end here in Canada. I will think of all the things I have to be thankful for this year. xxooxx

    • Oh dear Nana,
      I am so sorry you are not allowed to have a cat live with you. This is a tragic turn of events.
      Happy Canadian Thanksgiving my dearest Nana. I wish I could be there to celebrate with you.
      One of the things I am thankful for this year is having you for a Nana.
      Love Pooh
      ( I will even let you call me Poohden)

  • kathunsworth

    Hi Pooh my house mates love to sit on my mums computer too. But I like the outdoors my name is BOO…… I get scared and run away when mum has visitors. I love mum, (Mrs Unsworth) because she nursed me back to health when I had cat flu as a baby. I like to sit on her lap but I get nervous inside and prefer the great outdoors. You are a very smart cat and mum likes to read your adventures to us.

    • Hello BOO,
      You walk with such purpose, and you have such striking and dramatic coloring. Like a tiger at a masked ball for a prince.
      I prefer the outdoors too. Especially the neighbors flower beds.
      It sounds like you are very fond of Mrs. Unsworth, your mum, as she nursed you back to health when you were a sick little kitten.
      All my best BOO,
      Love Pooh

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Pooh, this is your Nana speaking, listen to Mr. Hodges, he is right, you know better than that, imagine the computer keys full of cat hair, then what, Mrs. Hodges would not be able to type your stories anymore as Mr. hodges can’t keep buying a new computer. Oh Pooh, I did think you knew better than that.

    • Hello Nana,
      Nana, you need to get a cat. The cat can sleep on your keyboard and sleep next to you at night. Oh, wait, it would be hard to get the cat not to shed.
      Would you mind a few hairs on your blankets?
      I shake off all my loose hairs before I get on the laptop, so all is well.
      I love you Nana,
      Love Pooh

  • La McCoy

    Dear Mr Pooh.
    I don’t think is would be a very good idea for me to try to sit on Moms computer.
    Mom gets mad as weird stuff and I just wouldn’t try that one.
    Does Martha sit on Mrs Hodges lap top?
    Love you, Edelweiss

    • Hello Dearest Laura and Edelweiss,
      I am so happy to hear from you. Really? You are not allowed to sit on your Mom’s computer? Martha doesn’t try to sit on Mrs. Hodges computer. She is so heavy she would break it.
      I love you too Edelweiss.
      Love Pooh

  • Pooh —

    Sitting on the keyboard is bad for the computer. You get cat hair in the keyboard. Please stop it, as I don’t want to have to buy Mrs. Hodges a new computer.

    • Hi Mr. Hodges,
      Really? Sitting on the computer is bad for it? Thank you for telling me. I had no idea. Make sure you tell Mrs. Hodges. She doesn’t seem to mind.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh
      p.s. If you buy Mrs. Hodges a new computer may I please have the old one. I like the humming noise.