Low-Tech Computer Screen Blockers

When too much time is spent on the computer and other important aspects of life are being ignored, my low-tech computer screen blockers are automatically activated. They are highly effective!
If I attempt to remove them from my desktop and continue working, they will pop back up into position in a matter of seconds. Because there is absolutely no way to ignore or see around them, I am left with no choice but to leave my desk and go do something else.
These low-tech computer screen blockers are also extremely energy efficient. Although they need a little food and a litter box, they do not need to be plugged in or turned on. Without any assistance, they are ready to jump into action whenever and wherever they decide a computer intervention is necessary.
And wait…there’s more!
With one of the more advanced models that can switch from blocker to shredder, paper will also be periodically yanked out of the printer and destroyed. And then, the old excuse that “something  ate my homework” actually becomes the truth!
So….if you have the feeling that you are spending an excessive amount of time on your computer,  one of these awesome Siamese cat  screen blockers/office assistants might be able to help you break away.  Unlike the computer, they are very loving and they purr.

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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49 Responses to Low-Tech Computer Screen Blockers

  1. arjun bagga says:

    Cute n funny. I enjoyed it. Thank you

  2. Thanks Arjun. I typed this story looking through cat fur.

  3. arnoldthearmadillo says:

    Its amazing how you can call a cat and it will just look at you with the usual aristocratic contempt, yet ignore it at your peril, they will not leave you alone 😀

  4. kiwiskan says:

    They look like much more fun than the computer. I suspect I could do with a couple of those. 🙂

    • They are both very interesting. Especially the paper shredder (Keona–the male cat) with the intense eyes. He loves to play games and, even though he’s a real sweetheart, he can get a little rough. I am glad he isn’t bigger than me. 😉

  5. daeja's view says:

    i need one of these….!

  6. Actually, there are a lot Siamese cats that need people too. I have no clue why people would abandon such beautiful, intelligent cats, but they do.
    If you are ever looking for this particular breed of cat…go to:

  7. kenneturner says:

    My mixed-Siamese cat has a rule — I can’t work at the computer without her helping me.

  8. montucky says:

    They are beautiful! I would be glad to share some computer time with them!

  9. Thanks. I’ll let them know. 🙂

  10. adminwho says:

    Love it! Can you lend one of them? 🙂

  11. Umm…no. My low-tech computer screen blockers don’t like to travel. They are always afraid someone is going to take them to the Vet.

  12. Jas Baku says:

    Supercool 🙂 my doggy furbys are equally as proactive when they feel they’ve been ignored for too long.

  13. Delightful! Who needs high-tech when you have something that works so well and is not subject to power outages and the like? (It reminds this librarian of an ingenious piece about a wonderful invention known as a BOOK that works much the same way!)
    Thank you for visiting and liking my blog.

    • Just noticed this was in the wrong reply box!
      December 12, 2012
      Ah yes! There is nothing better than a real book, and the sound of pages turning as the story unfolds. My grandson and I wrote a short story together while I was visiting this year (see post “Revolt of the Green World”). It was so much fun. I just printed it out on paper and made a little book out of it—to send on to him for Christmas.

  14. I love this! Gorgeous photos, and the perfect combination of
    funny/wise/true. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the like:-)

  15. Thanks! I enjoy reading your writing….it’s very thoughtful.

  16. alterego9221 says:

    Wow! They’re soooooo cute! I love cats ❤

  17. I love cats also. Independent and loving (if you earn their trust).

  18. I love your solution, gorgeous photographs, and such beautiful cats, Merry christmas. Love & light

  19. Merry Christmas to you too!

  20. haha…wonderful technology dear!!

    it gets better each day…right??


    • There is too much technology, yes.
      Obviously, I can’t keep up with it.
      You posted this comment on December 17 and I am replying on August 22.
      Time has flown by me on illusory wings, I think.

  21. Lynne Ayers says:

    My version is a LARGE black lab who rests his upper body on my lap, coming between me and my keyboard. He is also known to physically pull me and my chair on wheels away from the ‘puter. Just for good measure, during sleeping hours he crept in and loaded a screen saver of himself looking straight out of the computer at me. 😉

  22. Dogs want undivided attention as much as cats do.
    And people crave a little attention too.
    Sometimes the computer should be shut down.
    It’s true!

  23. ericmvogt says:

    I have two corgis that would love to uninstall your screen blockers, Mary! LOLOLOL

  24. Thanks for the compliment, Eric.
    Hair everywhere. That’s true. I forgot about that part!

  25. This made me smile a lot! 😀 Beautiful cats! And I think I could do with some of these, to keep me away from the mesmerizing screen!!
    Suzy 😀

  26. David says:

    You have beautiful, beautiful Siamese cats. They’re the perfect office assistants, or should I say managers. 🙂

  27. The little bluepoint girl would be honored that you called her an office assistant. But the male…ummm….look at his intense eyes. Likes to have things his way. He is most definitely a manager.
    In fact, he prefers the title “King.”

  28. pjb1943 says:

    A couple of beautiful felines if ever I saw one. I have one of those feline security devices too – ASH Diluted Tortie variety. She also assists as a paper weight, empties the trash can (on the floor), turns the printer on for me, and watches the curson bounce around the screen. Wonderful little creatures, aren’t they?

    • Aha…yes!! Congratulations! It sounds like you have a special edition deluxe model. In addtion to everything else, she probably unravels toilet paper rolls too?
      Mine “paw” at the on-screen cursor also…when they feel like it. Other times, they think it is too much work and don’t bother. 🙂

  29. parth893 says:

    Nice beautiful kitty’s ❤ hahaha It's Fun 😀

  30. Yes, they are fun to have around!

  31. Herman says:

    Haha… Mr. Bowie also loves to sit in front of my monitor. So funny!

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