Friday, March 31, 2017
The Alien Rusty Virus
Rusty: It's been a quiet day. I hope we have a quiet night so I can catch up on my sleep.
Cyndi: I hope the aliens have gone! I'd sure hate to have them playing on our computer again.
Rusty: What aliens? Did I miss something?
Cyndi: How could you miss that? I could have sworn I heard Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" music playing. If not, it was the only noise missing.
Rusty: I didn't hear any music and I didn't see any aliens.
Cyndi: I didn't see any either but don't tell me you slept through last night's events.
Rusty: I must have. What happened?
Cyndi: Jan was reading an email in Thunderbird on our computer when it suddenly started winking, dinging and zipping up and down , and boxes started opening and nonsense typing sped line-by-line across the page.
Rusty: What did she do?
Cyndi: She shut down Thunderbird. She reopened it and it commenced doing the same thing. She shut it down a second time. She had just edited some pictures in Picasa and brought that back up on the desktop.
Rusty: Was that okay?
Cyndi: NO! It was doing the same thing. Scrolling really fast and dinging like crazy. She closed that program too.
Rusty: So everything was okay then?
Cyndi: You know Jan. She opened it back up and it did the same thing. Only that time,the Thunderbird icon in the tray was pulsing a glowing orange as if it was sending Morse code.
Rusty: Did she get a virus or did someone get control of our computer?
Cyndi: Actually, she looked down at the keyboard. Guess what she found?
Cyndi: YOU! You had been sleeping on the desk with one paw dangling, but then, your head - and you are a big cat with a big head! - must have slowly lowered onto the keyboard until it was resting flat on a mass of keys.
Rusty: Why didn't Jan notice that right away?
Cyndi: Jan watches the monitor screen, not the keyboard, when she is concentrating on a task. She's not going to let you sleep on the desk when she's working again. You were oblivious to the chaos you created as you slept.
Rusty: You mean I slept through all that dinging and typing? Is why Jan so rudely pushed me off the desk?
Cyndi: You could say that. She was sure relieved the computer survived the Alien Rusty Virus.
Merci: Well, the cats wrote the first part of our post, so guess I can introduce the second part. It's Friday, time for another Mousebreath cat interview.
Percy: This week our subject is Purrseidon the Water Cat. You will enjoy meeting him and his fur siblings Saphera and Mister M.
Purrseidon's blog. Her human is Jeanne Foguth who writes Sci-fi and Fantasy books.
We are joining the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking from the Bayou and Owned by a husky.