Friday, March 19, 2010

Hal, that was *&^% close.

Or...The Story of How Hal Almost Died.
The other night when husband is working on my video and our videos for the DVDs and Pinnacle is starting to give him grief, and it is he (and I) are a bit stressed.

Hal, who seems to be a bit unhappy that he is not the center of attention, hops up on top of husbands brand new computer where he can be directly in our line of sight, and ....

shuts off the computer!

Yes, the power button is on the top of the computer....when he jumped up there, he just put his little paw on it and, poof, power is off, just like that.

I can see the look of horror on his face as he realizes that the file was likely not saved.

Husband cannot believe it....he looks at the computer, tests the power button, to confirm that yes, Hal did in fact just reboot the computer.

He was, let's say...just a little "unhappy". :)

I grabbed Hal off the top of the computer, as fast as I could......... to make sure that he lived to see another Halloween.

That was close Hal, really close!


  1. You can tell that the people who designed the computer don't have feline friends, or they never would have put the power button where is so easily accessible to furry paws!

    Good thing you were there to intercede, or Hal might not have been around to experience his other 8 lives!

    And since I'm here, I guess I had better let you know that you have been photo tagged! Please post the 10th photo in your first photo folder, and tell the background or story of it, then you get to tag 5 other unsuspecting people! :-)

    Have fun!!

  2. That will teach you for not making Hal the center of attention at all times - lol! Good grab-and-run though!

  3. that was hilarious! since I have 4 cats, I can just picture the look on your hubby's face and you making a mad dash for Hal...thanks for the evening haha!

  4. OMIGOSH, you can't leave us hanging like that... Did Pinnacle make a temp file or something - did you lose your edits?!?!?!

  5. Darn it! '-)

    Happy 1st day of Spring Chris!

    PS: Hope my blog has been playing nicely with your new PC now.

    CK (-'

  6. That puts Hal down to what, 3 lives left?? That is probably the best pic you have posted of him yet, love it!

  7. Too bad your brand new computer had not the 4 seconds delay on the power button. That delay always annoyed me but it would have been useful in your case.

  8. One more reason why I don't have cats.

    Or children.



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