Keyboard capers

MM-Avatar      § ! D = ? % h l $$ ( ( ( ; j a [ { \ ß ß ´j g9 %
SW-Avatar       I don´t think that´s right Mr Midnight.  Let me have a go.
y Y y Y Ö # # P $ & @ € k T T 2 % & §
MM-Avatar      That doesn´t look right either SIr Winston. I thought you´d mastered  languages and how daddy presses the buttons on his computer.
SW-Avatar       My paws keep getting trapped between the buttons and I´ve often  noticed that daddy  presses the button with the symbol going upwards on the left hand side to make his letters appear larger.

How  am I supposed to keep a paw on that button and another on the opposite right-hand corner button?

MM-Avatar      “Shift”

SW-Avatar       I beg your pardon.
MM-Avatar      It´s called the “shift” button.  I´ve heard daddy mention it a couple of times. Or was he talking to me? 😉

Purrhaps you should try a little harder Sir Winston.  Afterall, you´re the one with the  longish, dangly  legs.
SW-Avatar       Less of your cheek you  little whippersnapper. You can´t do it any better. Where´s daddy?
Mr Midnight meoowed  as hard as he could in which to catch daddy´s attention (which isn´t really loud at all. It´s more of a deep squeak than anything else).
MM-Avatar       (squeaky voice)  Daddy, can you come?
We can´t work out your buttons.  Our input appears different than when you use the machine.

author-Avatar       Just a sec Mr Midnight, I´m just putting the dinner things away. Won´t keep you.
MM-Avatar       Honestly; why construct such a machine when it´s virtually  impossible to use the thing.  There´s butttons all over the place and the inscriptions seem to make no sense at all. Why do humans need so many buttons? Do they understand how to use them all?
author-Avatar       Hi guys.  I see you´ve been trying to use my laptop again.  Have you had a go at writing something?
Mr Midnight gave a hard stare and thought, What does it look like. Of course we´ve been trying to write something. Sometimes, humans love stating the obvious!
SW-Avatar       We wanted to write something nice to our readers but we can´t seem to make head nor tail of what we´ve inputted.  There doesn´t appear to be any logic to what we´ve pressed. It makes no sense at all.
MM-Avatar       That´s nothing new, is it Sir Winston.  Humans often make things complicated and their logic is often, terribly   difficult to understand.
SW-Avatar       Very true. I can´t work humans  out either. They seem to have so much knowledge but  they  still  continue on their destructive paths.
author-Avatar       I´ve told you before boys.  The human race is a little slow at comprehending the delicate framework of how the universe is all connected and of  how easy it is to find happiness.  Most would sooner believe in negativity than to have an open-mind and  positive approach to life. Greed, prejudice, arrogance and self-centredness, which are  often bred out of fear,  accompany many on their journey through life.  There does not seem to be much capacity for understanding that we ALL share a part in making our world a better place.
MM-Avatar       That´s why we wanted to write something to our nice followers. We wanted to cheer them up a bit (in case they needed cheering up!)  🙂
author-Avatar       Well let me have a look at  your attempts on the keyboard.  I believe Sir Winston wrote:-
y Y y Y Ö # # P $ & @ € k T T 2 %  & §
Lower-case y, Capital Y – and typed twice…..
MM-Avatar       I often  ask myself why?
SW-Avatar       Don´t interrupt. Let Daddy explain.
author-Avatar       German Ö, twice Hash (number key  in North America) and one P
MM-Avatar       I simply adore Hash Browns. Can I have two portions of peas to go with them daddy?  I love peas. You have a button for a  “P” on your keyboard don´t you?

Fancy devoting a whole key just for a pea. Fantastic stuff 🙂
SW-Avatar       You should be a poet Mr Midnight.  “…a whole key just for a pea”. 🙂 Your rhyming skills are improving.
We mentioned peas in our “War and Peas” posting, so  let´s not repeat ourselves please.
MM-Avatar       You´re also not so bad at rhyming SIr Winston. Peas and please is also quite funny.
author-Avatar       Boys! Let me carry on please. I´ve other things to do besides messing about with the laptop and trying to explain keyboard symbols.
You pressed the dollar sign and the “and” sign.
MM-Avatar       I thought that humans would have a button for their main topic of interest (money)  but why have a button such as “and”?

You even  said “and” twice in that last sentence of nine words.  Did you mean lend a hand instead of (h)and the  (h)and?
SW-Avatar       I do believe   Mr Midnight´s   getting confused, as most probably most of our readers are as well.
DSCN0658       Is there such a place as paw a paw? 🙂
DSCN0652      No Mr Midnight, there certainly  isn´t. Now please stop being silly. However,  I do  believe that on one of daddy´s travels, he may have been to a place they call Singapore.
DSCN0673        Do the cats in SIngapaw use their paws to sing?
SW-Avatar        I don´t think so. I believe that  humans like to sing a lot  because of it being nice  and  hot;  and then their pores fill up  with water.
MM-Avatar       Is that because of them putting  a lot of expression and emotion  into their songs?
SW-Avatar       Most probably.
author-Avatar        Boys, please!

You both seem to be in a bit of a silly mood. Singapore has nothing to do with singing. A Singha is one of your cousins; a large pussycat (a lion).  I understand that Singapore takes its name from Malay (Singapora) which means “Lion City”. Pora comes from sanskrit puram (city or fortress) having relations to Greek polis (citadel, city). Singa  also comes  from Sanskit with possible connections with the Swahili word Simba.

Readers may feel free to correct me if what I have stated is incorrect. 🙂

Can we finish for today?
MM-Avatar      Ah daddy.  Even though I´m  totally confused, please don´t be such a killjoy. At least tell us about the last symbols which  Sir Winston wrote.
author-Avatar       I haven´t explained anything yet!  I´ve only read out the symbols. You don´t give me a chance to say anything worthwhile.
MM-Avatar       Well get on with it. We haven´t got all day you know. Just tell us what the symbols  mean.
author-Avatar        Where did we leave off. Oh yes; after the “and” sign, you typed the “at” sign.
MM-Avatar        Sounds like “cat” 🙂
author-Avatar        ……and next up was the “Euro” sign.
SW-Avatar        With which to balance out the Dollar sign.
author-Avatar        Something like that Sir Winston.
Lower-case “k” was followed by two “T´s”  and a number 2.

MM-Avatar        Two teas.  Yes please!  🙂

One for Sir Winston and one for myself, or as you humans say; “Tea for two and two for tea!”. You may also have a cupper if you want daddy. I´ll have a normal Assam and Sir WInston loves that smokey Lapsang Souchong stuff.
SW-Avatar        Two T´s. Yes please.  Great ryhming stuff Mr Midnight. We´re getting better all the time.
author-Avatar        Well I think that´s enough for today. You´ve both  obviously  had a bit too much sun today. Whatever are our readers going to think. I hope they don´t desert us.
MM-Avatar        Dessert.  How about some nice cup-cakes. Fairy cakes are pretty, aren´t they.
author-Avatar        Thank goodness we only have the sign for percent,  the  dreaded “and” sign again and the symbol for “paragraph”. 😉
MM-Avatar         Purrrcent.  A purrfect sign on  a laptop.  Thinking about it, laptop is pretty cool as well because I like lapping up milk.

What a great invention the laptop really is.

A machine full of numerous abilities, in which  the majority,  will never know it´s full capabilities.

“Rhyming Midnight” could be my new name.  How cool!  🙂
SW-Avatar        What´s with the “paragraph” symbol?
author-Avatar        It´s  called a “section mark” and is often  used  when citing  documents with numbered paragraphs.  We use it when writing our laws.
MM-Avatar       Rules and regulations.  Apart from your money obsessions, the most important topic for the human race. 😉
Be as cool as us cats.

Just  go with the flow!

(Sorry, just can´t stop rhyming!)  🙂

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“I M P A W T A N T” N O T I C E

DSCN0660      Go on Sir Winston, tell them.

Think pawsitive, believe in yourself and just get on with it!

DSCN0631      I don´t know if I can!

If you think it´s so easy, why don´t you tell them!

MM-Avatar      …..ah SIr WInston!  Have you  got a pawsonality disorder or something? It´s really no big deal. You know you´re better at explaining things than I am.

Look, here´s daddy. He´ll do it. You can rely on daddy. 🙂

author-Avatar      OK. I´ll do it.

I hereby do declare, that Sir Winston and Mr Midnight felt it only correct to inform you all,  that we will be taking a weeks break from blogging.

As some of you are already aware,  we usually post  blogs on a weekly basis, but because of me taking a one week holiday and the “lads” are  unable to operate the laptop keyboard on their own accord, we will write the next post a week later than normal.


There you are boys. It wasn´t that bad was it?

MM-Avatar       See Sir Winston. What did I say. You can rely on daddy to get things sorted out.

SW-Avatar      Let´s just hope that we don´t scare  any of our readers away. I can´t imagine the distress I would suffer if  everytime the little orange icon button on “WordPress” illuminated and somebody had made a serious negative comment.

I just hope that the people are nice and continue to write the same,  lovely messages as we´ve received in the past.

Everyone has  been so kind to us. 🙂  Thank you for either “liking” or especially, if having written a comment.  We really appreciate it. 🙂

MM-Avatar      You worry too much.  I should think that  most of them are  also away on holiday,  Humans aren´t like cats. Cats are always on holiday,  😉  and I doubt that anybody will really notice that we´ve decided to  miss a weeks blog.

Keep cool Sir Winston. Those who enjoy our stuff will forgive us and will hopefully,  carry on  following our adventures.

DSCN0661 author-Avatar  Happy summer holidays to you all !  Until next time.

Your two furry friends and a strange englishman.  🙂

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What we believe, will be!

It was a very hot day, one of the hottest, and Mr Midnight and Sir Winston were  lying in a small  hole in the hedge, trying to get some shade.  Although they were both  rather sleepy, they passed time  by having a small conversation with one another.
DSCN0661      Can I ask you something SIr Winston?
DSCN0674      Of course Mr Midnight.

What´s on your mind?
MM-Avatar      Actually, there isn´t much on my mind because I only have  a small brain inside my small head  Sir Winston, but  I would like  to know if you are happy with yourself. I mean, really content with your “lot-in-life”.
SW-Avatar      Why shouldn´t I be?  Do I give  the impression of being  troubled in some way?
MM-Avatar       No, not at all; and I dont want you to take offence, but  I was just wondering because I think that you have a funny, perculiar body form and was curious to know if  you are  satisfied with your appearance?
SW-Avatar       That´s a bit of a cheeky question you little rascal. What´s wrong with the shape of my body?  I´m aware that I am not as sleek and good-looking as yourself Mr Midnight, but I am just as flexible and as fast when the need be.

MM-Avatar       I´m sorry Sir WInston. I didn´t want to offend. It´s just that you have a totally different appearance to myself and I didn´t want you  suffering in any way.
SW-Avatar       Well, I am unable to keep my  weight  and at the same time,  sling food down my throat at  the rate you tend to  do  everyday, but I am totally satisfied with my life thank you very much.
I believe that I am perfect.  What you see, is me; Sir WInston.  The cat with a slight pouch and the occasional swagger to his walk.
MM-Avatar       I think you have more of  a tendency to trot  than walk Sir Winston,  but I also  find you purrfect.
SW-Avatar       Are we using those “silly” fashionable words again Mr Midnight?  Thanks for the compliment though.
MM-Avatar        Just  as  yourself SIr Winston, I like to be who I am, and I find the use of  trendy words really fitting to my cool character .  🙂
We do have comfortable lives don´t we Sir Winston. I believe that I am also purrfect and that I have everything I need for a happy life.
SW-Avatar       Yes; we have daddy who likes to feed and love us. We have plenty  of clean air to breath. We are healthy and  can wander wherever we wish . . . .
MM-Avatar        …..apart from if we happen  to wander two-doors down.  That new cat doesn´t like us enetering it´s territory. It´s a bit of an odd bod – probably foreign; I´m not quite sure. It doesn´t like speaking to  strangers.   I suppose when we get to know it better then we´ll  be alright.  Purrhaps I should take it  some fish from one of our bowls as a house-warming present?
SW-Avatar        That could be a good solution. We just have to believe that he, or she, is a friendly cat and that they are only nervous because of having moved kingdoms.  The cats behaviour has nothing to do with us.
MM-Avatar        ……we also have nice drinking water Sir Winston. I love that stuff, especially on a hot day. It´s not as nice as your Greek yogurt or the  milk that I have for breakfast, but it´s still delicious stuff. I even  lapped some of it up  out of the rain barrel at the back of the house the other day. That water is especially delicious. I believe that it´s got added ingredients.
SW-Avatar       You can bet that it´s got added ingredients Mr Midnight. When the humans have had their hands on it, it usually has catastrophic results. I´d keep away from that barrel if I were you. You know how “dicky” your stomach  sometimes is.
MM-Avatar        I know that I´m safe drinking that water because I simply  believe that I´m going to reach a ripe, old age.
SW-Avatar       Well that´s good. Your logic and intuition is right on key. Positive thoughts attract positive situations.
That is one of the main problems with the human race.  They live their lives too negatively.
MM-Avatar       How´d you mean SIr WInston. Daddy´s sometimes in a bit of a mood but I wouldn´t go as far as  to say that he was a negative person.
SW-Avatar       Well as we are  both aware, daddy is not quite normal is he.  🙂

He tends to take a different path in life than most of his fellow human beings.  He takes his time  to find his own truth to many of lifes problems  and now that he´s slowly grasping what the universe has to offer, he´s cast aside most of his negative, human thinking and become a much more balanced, happier human.
MM-Avatar        It must have been hard going for him. From my observations, humans don´t usually  seem to get it, do they?
SW-Avatar        I think that most of them just need more time. They are too preoccupied with their modern gadgetry and their fears of the unknown. There will come a time when some of them will “see the light” and then act as we animals do; with respect for one another and living  in real   peace.
Mr Midnight – don´t even mention it. I know that the word “peace” is similar to the word “peas”.  We had all that in the last blog.
MM-Avatar        I was only smirking about your last  comment. I wasn´t going to say anything. 😉
SW-Avatar       Humans are way too negative.  They often believe that they are either the wrong shape, have not enough of those paper things with numbers on them,  have some strange illness or are simply the victim of their surroundings.
What we believe – wil be!
It´s a shame  they can´t change their programming into a more productive,  positive mode.
MM-Avatar       I like Depeche Mode; as does daddy!  🙂
SW-Avatar       We´re not discussing  the topic of  music Mr Midnight!
I can´t understand that when something good is happening to somebody, other human beings  will then  often tell that person to be careful or to watch out, just in case something happens.  If one goes through life harbouring  such a philosophy, something negative is bound to happen.
MM-Avatar       Maybe that´s what humans really want.  Deep in their souls, they really want to experience negative situations.
SW-Avatar       I didn´t think of that. You´re probably right.
Most of them want to be healthy, wealthy or have the ideal partner, but they choose to believe that none of the above is possible without having to  put  a lot  of effort or suffering into it.  Adult human beings tend to lose their inner-child and their ability to go “playfully” through life. Instead, they would seem to sooner  brood  serious thoughts   and  put themselves under enourmous amounts of pressure. It´s sad isn´t it.
What we believe, simply  happens!. 🙂
From what I´ve noticed about human beings, when  human souls come into this world, the majority obviously need to  experience   suffering as their  prime goal in life.  That´s  not a bad thing because out of suffering a soul can learn and develop.
MM-Avatar        Just imagine being happy all the time. It would be like constantly living  on cat food-sticks (drugs). We´d always be on a high. There would be no real incentive to develop our spirit if everything was always hunky dory,  Just look what happened to Cheshire Cat. He couldn´t  stop smiling and he looked a fool.
SW-Avatar       The problem for humans seems to be that the majority will always take the so-called “easy” path  in life which  undoubtedly, often  leads  to eventual  pain and illness.
Although most humans seem to accept and embrace illness with ease, believing it to be a normal part of life,  in actual fact, as you already know because of being a cat Mr MIdnight,  things are exactly  the opposite way around.  Unless the soul has opted to experience pain and illness, the normal human condition is actually to be healthy and satisfied.
If a human continually,  conveniently avoids tackling the  necessary major lessons on their path in life, then the inevitable outcome can only be illness.  All major lessons in life are challenging and will not be easy to master, however,  conveniently giving-up  and looking the other way, will not necessarily help a soul attain  its goal in life.

The body doesn´t  become ill just because of somebody having bad-luck in life.
MM-Avatar       And what about animal souls?  They sometimes get ill as well.

SW-Avatar        Domesticated animals will always take  energy off their humans. The majority of wild animals also live in a “human-world” and if they are  susceptible to bad energy or sensitive in some way, they too, will also pick-up human energies. They  will then  suffer and become ill but then  again, their soul chose to experience  life in such a  way.

MM-Avatar        What you just said is quite clear to us animals but must be difficult for the majority of readers to understand.  We´d better leave this topic as quickly as possible.
I saw some pictures  in those “reading things” daddy takes to his “fur-trimming” place.
SW-Avatar       You mean those magazines he takes to  his hair-salon.
MM-Avatar       Yes, his hair salon.

On the front cover it´s always the same. A thin, good-looking lady,  with the same “big-looking” lady in a smaller picture on the left-hand side and a headline stating”  I lost 30 kilos in 6 weeks” (or words to that effect). 😉
What´s the continual obsession with body size?

Shouldn´t humans  believe that they are the right size and concentrate on thinking positively?

If they  believed  that they were purrfect, they would discover  their inner beauty and  “weight issues” would not be a problem anymore.
It´s the same with all topics of life. Thinking positively attracts a positive outcome.  We cats and other animals already have the knowledge  but humans  seem to always be out on a limb as regards positively believing in themselves.
SW-Avatar        I´m proud of you Mr Midnight. Your wisdom is growing.
I suppose the main problem for humans is simply their lack of belief. They would sooner believe in what has been dictated by others instead of going for it, and searching for their own truth and being happy.
MM-Avatar        Well, there´s not a lot that  we can do for them is there.
SW-Avatar       Not really. In a way, they are poor creatures. They believe that  they are the masters of the planet but  they are so far off from discovering the real key to life.
DSCN0667   DSCN0664      We wish you all the best of luck on your ventures and hope that some of you out there will attempt to gain a positive frame of mind towards creating yourselves a much happier life.
Do what we do; the animals.  When left to our own devices, we smile, enjoy, and smile.
We know, apart from the Cheshire Cat variety, it is often difficult for humans  to detect animal smiles – but when left in our environments  – we do!  🙂
What you believe, will be!

Try it. If your “programming” has made you  somewhat scepticle, take small steps at a time.   You all have the time if you use it!   🙂

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