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2020-10-17 9:28:16 PM  
The same reason they used to appear on my open books in the old days?   Or on whatever project I had/have going.   Including jigsaw puzzles.  Why, who knows.
 
2020-10-17 9:30:35 PM  
They long to be close to you.
 
2020-10-17 9:30:43 PM  
Duh, to remind us that they're in charge.
 
2020-10-17 9:33:18 PM  
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2020-10-17 9:49:53 PM  
Because your cat loves you and wants to do what you're doing. It's behavioral mirroring.

I tested this by buying a cardboard 'cat-top' laptop. Ollie the Cat took to it like a duck to water, and now it's his fave thing to hang out on when we're using our laptops in the bedroom: 

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2020-10-17 9:56:58 PM  
Isn't that a song by The Carpenters?
 
2020-10-17 10:12:10 PM  
"Close to You" from "MirrorMask"
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2020-10-17 10:34:12 PM  
Because I have the MAKA Chrome extension.
 
2020-10-17 10:39:25 PM  
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2020-10-18 12:22:39 AM  
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2020-10-18 12:38:50 AM  
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Khaleesi always likes sleeping by the air vents.  Enough so that I have to watch it to make sure things don't overheat
 
2020-10-18 1:06:50 AM  
Atractted to warm, and attention
 
2020-10-18 1:08:55 AM  

Dewey Fidalgo: The same reason they used to appear on my open books in the old days?   Or on whatever project I had/have going.   Including jigsaw puzzles.  Why, who knows.


I had a cat who would chew up jigsaw puzzle pieces.  Adorable cat, but so annoying.
 
2020-10-18 1:09:54 AM  

Znuh: Because your cat loves you and wants to do what you're doing. It's behavioral mirroring.

I tested this by buying a cardboard 'cat-top' laptop. Ollie the Cat took to it like a duck to water, and now it's his fave thing to hang out on when we're using our laptops in the bedroom: 

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no.
f*cking.
way.
 
2020-10-18 1:11:15 AM  

kkinnison: Atractted to warm, and attention


Winner winner chicken dinner.
 
2020-10-18 1:13:39 AM  
I had a cat (rip Kiki, the most beautiful calico) break my laptop because she sat on it. I had bud earphones on my keyboard and when she sat on it it closed the laptop and cracked the screen.
 
2020-10-18 1:14:09 AM  
Does their butthole touch the keys?
 
2020-10-18 1:18:21 AM  
I think cats can see infrared so they see nice warm things differently than those of us with color vision.
 
2020-10-18 1:20:15 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?


Needed: 1 cat, 1 tube of lip stick, and 1 laptop.  For science!
 
2020-10-18 1:22:28 AM  
Because they're jealous motherfarkers.

In bed, my cat will ignore me until I'm looking at my phone, then push my phone out of the way demanding attention.

I'll put the phone down and BOOM, cat doesn't care anymore.
 
2020-10-18 1:26:42 AM  
No, cats just want to ruin your day.

Thats the only reason they exist.

I always assumed is because laptops get warm, and cars lalove laying on warm shiat.  Its what they do.
 
2020-10-18 1:27:35 AM  
It's a passive domination technique.
 
2020-10-18 1:28:04 AM  

Znuh: Because your cat loves you and wants to do what you're doing. It's behavioral mirroring.

I tested this by buying a cardboard 'cat-top' laptop. Ollie the Cat took to it like a duck to water, and now it's his fave thing to hang out on when we're using our laptops in the bedroom: 

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Someone gave me an old Windows 98 (not SE...) laptop years ago. Seemed about as thick.
 
2020-10-18 1:28:05 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?


Yes, and they judge every single thing you type.  And if they're like my new cat, they will screw things up on your computer before crop dusting the keyboard and running like hell. I've never had such a flatulent cat, my god she can make your eyes water.
 
2020-10-18 1:28:29 AM  
My cats will perch on anything flatish that's sitting on a larger surface: a sheet of paper, a towel, a coat, a pile of cables. Maybe the laptop (or in my case, the keyboard to my desktop system) is just another one of those things.
 
2020-10-18 1:29:22 AM  
For the cat we had when I was a kid, it was newspapers.  There was no damn way to read one without a cat ass in your face.  "Ho ho, you think Garfield is funny?  Look at mah butt.  Now *that's* funny."
 
2020-10-18 1:29:57 AM  

Znuh: Because your cat loves you and wants to do what you're doing. It's behavioral mirroring.

I tested this by buying a cardboard 'cat-top' laptop. Ollie the Cat took to it like a duck to water, and now it's his fave thing to hang out on when we're using our laptops in the bedroom: 

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Ollie the Cat's face says he's waited long enough for the WiFi pw.

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2020-10-18 1:30:12 AM  

mindset zero: I had a cat (rip Kiki, the most beautiful calico) break my laptop because she sat on it. I had bud earphones on my keyboard and when she sat on it it closed the laptop and cracked the screen.


That's not the cats fault you're just a dumbass
 
2020-10-18 1:30:41 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?

Yes, and they judge every single thing you type.  And if they're like my new cat, they will screw things up on your computer before crop dusting the keyboard and running like hell. I've never had such a flatulent cat, my god she can make your eyes water.


Hah my old work cat. Before I switched to more expensive kibble, that guy would cropdust daily. Sometimes he'd walk by and do it. Sometimes it was picking him up. Sometimes he'd fart so loud he'd wake himself up and run off.
 
2020-10-18 1:33:15 AM  
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2020-10-18 1:33:22 AM  
Reasons Cats Love to Sleep on Your Computer
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2020-10-18 1:35:29 AM  

puffy999: Duck_of_Doom: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?

Yes, and they judge every single thing you type.  And if they're like my new cat, they will screw things up on your computer before crop dusting the keyboard and running like hell. I've never had such a flatulent cat, my god she can make your eyes water.

Hah my old work cat. Before I switched to more expensive kibble, that guy would cropdust daily. Sometimes he'd walk by and do it. Sometimes it was picking him up. Sometimes he'd fart so loud he'd wake himself up and run off.


One of my cats used to go in to the box to take a dump, then, the second he was done, would rip through the house like the hounds of hell were on his heels.  I called 'em the Poo Ghosts.
 
2020-10-18 1:35:41 AM  
Because you keep opening YouTube and watching cat videos instead of working.
 
2020-10-18 1:37:16 AM  

Iggie: puffy999: Duck_of_Doom: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?

Yes, and they judge every single thing you type.  And if they're like my new cat, they will screw things up on your computer before crop dusting the keyboard and running like hell. I've never had such a flatulent cat, my god she can make your eyes water.

Hah my old work cat. Before I switched to more expensive kibble, that guy would cropdust daily. Sometimes he'd walk by and do it. Sometimes it was picking him up. Sometimes he'd fart so loud he'd wake himself up and run off.

One of my cats used to go in to the box to take a dump, then, the second he was done, would rip through the house like the hounds of hell were on his heels.  I called 'em the Poo Ghosts.


My grandmother's cat does that. She's over 20 and that 20 foot sprint each day is her fastest movement.
 
2020-10-18 1:38:11 AM  
And she's Siamese, so it is coupled with her famous yowl.

But now she is also deaf... so the yowl is even louder.
 
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2020-10-18 1:43:14 AM  

Iggie: puffy999: Duck_of_Doom: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?

Yes, and they judge every single thing you type.  And if they're like my new cat, they will screw things up on your computer before crop dusting the keyboard and running like hell. I've never had such a flatulent cat, my god she can make your eyes water.

Hah my old work cat. Before I switched to more expensive kibble, that guy would cropdust daily. Sometimes he'd walk by and do it. Sometimes it was picking him up. Sometimes he'd fart so loud he'd wake himself up and run off.

One of my cats used to go in to the box to take a dump, then, the second he was done, would rip through the house like the hounds of hell were on his heels.  I called 'em the Poo Ghosts.


Ha, my sister has had a ton of cats over the last 20 years or so. At one point up to 4 at a time. There were 3 of them throughout the years that did exactly that. I just assumed it was a way for them to get some litter out of their paw crevices, is that a thing?
 
2020-10-18 1:47:27 AM  

chitownmike: mindset zero: I had a cat (rip Kiki, the most beautiful calico) break my laptop because she sat on it. I had bud earphones on my keyboard and when she sat on it it closed the laptop and cracked the screen.

That's not the cats fault you're just a dumbass


Well I did not think that going to the bathroom would have resulted in a broken laptop. But as soon as she meowed at me I forgive her. I should have moved my headphones.

But I do miss that cat. She was so sweet. She was a stray that I saw in front of my apartment with another cat that had a collar. I went out to see if I could get the cat with the collar and find the owner. When I went out the door I left it open. The cat with the collar took off and Kiki just looked at me, rubbed against my leg, and strutted in my apartment and sat down on my couch and meowed at me. I was her new hooman. I do miss that cat.
 
2020-10-18 1:55:20 AM  
I can't speak for other cat owners, but in the case of my goofball, it's to find porn.
 
2020-10-18 1:58:41 AM  
OMG.  Because it's warm.  This isn't rocket surgery.
 
2020-10-18 2:01:31 AM  
Because they can, and it annoys the fark out of you.
 
2020-10-18 2:02:36 AM  
Cats like love.  Not really a mystery here.
 
2020-10-18 2:07:11 AM  
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2020-10-18 2:19:04 AM  
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2020-10-18 2:33:42 AM  

151: Iggie: puffy999: Duck_of_Doom: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?

Yes, and they judge every single thing you type.  And if they're like my new cat, they will screw things up on your computer before crop dusting the keyboard and running like hell. I've never had such a flatulent cat, my god she can make your eyes water.

Hah my old work cat. Before I switched to more expensive kibble, that guy would cropdust daily. Sometimes he'd walk by and do it. Sometimes it was picking him up. Sometimes he'd fart so loud he'd wake himself up and run off.

One of my cats used to go in to the box to take a dump, then, the second he was done, would rip through the house like the hounds of hell were on his heels.  I called 'em the Poo Ghosts.

Ha, my sister has had a ton of cats over the last 20 years or so. At one point up to 4 at a time. There were 3 of them throughout the years that did exactly that. I just assumed it was a way for them to get some litter out of their paw crevices, is that a thing?


No idea. I thought it was to get away from the scent marker. They do their thing and leave before another animal can get the scent and attack. All the cats I've ever had have done the running away thing a few times.

Or the smell is so awful they want to get away from it too.
 
2020-10-18 2:46:47 AM  
I thought we knew the actual reason?
 
2020-10-18 2:47:21 AM  
Cats Are Jerks (Robot Chicken)
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/hit the wrong dammed button
 
2020-10-18 2:50:34 AM  

Iggie: puffy999: Duck_of_Doom: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Does their butthole touch the keys?

Yes, and they judge every single thing you type.  And if they're like my new cat, they will screw things up on your computer before crop dusting the keyboard and running like hell. I've never had such a flatulent cat, my god she can make your eyes water.

Hah my old work cat. Before I switched to more expensive kibble, that guy would cropdust daily. Sometimes he'd walk by and do it. Sometimes it was picking him up. Sometimes he'd fart so loud he'd wake himself up and run off.

One of my cats used to go in to the box to take a dump, then, the second he was done, would rip through the house like the hounds of hell were on his heels.  I called 'em the Poo Ghosts.


Had one who did that in the basement toilet. He would sprint across the basement, up the stairs, then to the far end of the first floor. He finally stopped when he got old enough that he misjudged his jump and ran head first into the first step. After I cuddled him to make sure he was okay, I had a merry laugh. RIP, Sebastian. You were one of the Greats.
 
2020-10-18 2:58:40 AM  
They long to be, annoying you
 
2020-10-18 3:08:31 AM  
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For Michiko it was definitely the heat! She would lay down between me and the laptop and then would slowly try to crawl onto the keyboard. I would often give up, lock it, and let her have a nap.
 
2020-10-18 3:10:31 AM  
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Currently watching the Addams Family with my bob tail Black Cat, Meryl Streep
 
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