Ruby and the Router

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Hi everyone, it’s Ruby! It’s been forever since I last got to write something here! I want to tell you about something super cool that I did earlier this week. You probably saw Mom’s post last Sunday about how she spent a weekend at a friend’s house with no Wifi. Wifi, wifi, wifi – what a funny word! Wiiiifiiii – wee!!! Anyway, I think it means she couldn’t be on the computer. I don’t know why that’s a bad thing. I like it when Mom is not on the computer, because she pays more attention to me.

So since she went on and on about how peaceful it was to not have this Wifi, and how she needs to make more of an effort to unplug on a regular basis, I thought I’d help her along. Monday morning, I unplugged the black box that sits behind her monitor. It was great fun doing it, because I didn’t just pull the plug out – I raced around the monitor a few times first! I think the cable got caught on my paw, because all of a sudden, the lights went out on the black box.

Hmmm. I had a feeling that probably wasn’t a good thing. Mom was in the kitchen when it happened. I quietly slunk out of the office. Allegra said I’d be in big trouble when I told her what I’d done. I told her to keep her big mouth shut. That didn’t go over well. Anyway, I just figured I’d go on about my day, and Mom would never know.

However, apparently she did find out. When she got ready to sit down at the computer a little while later, I heard her say a bad word that I’m not allowed to write here. Then another one. Then she got on the phone with someone. Then she started crawling around under the desk, unplugging cables and plugging them back in. Apparently, nothing worked. Then, all of a sudden, she started to laugh. Oh good! She saw what I had done and she wasn’t mad at me!

I figured once her precious Wifi was restored, all would be forgotten, but oh no. I got a long lecture about not walking around on her desk, and about being more careful.

What’s up with that! She’s the one who said she wanted to unplug more, and I was just trying to help!

17 Comments on Ruby and the Router

  1. Caren Gittleman
    October 21, 2015 at 9:42 pm (2 years ago)

    YAY RUBY!!! I am sooooooooooo proud of you! You are a girl after my own heart!! I have done that to my Mom too!! Isn’t it fun to watch them flipping out when they can’t get online? Ohhhhh I laugh my pot-bellied tummy off when I do that!
    Well done, YOU!!!
    Keep up the good work!
    Love, Cody

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    • Ingrid
      October 22, 2015 at 6:10 am (2 years ago)

      Ruby says finally someone who understands why she did what she did!

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  2. Melissa & Mudpie
    October 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Life is never dull with a tortie in the house! Mudpie came close to unplugging me from the ‘net once too!

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    • Ingrid
      October 22, 2015 at 6:10 am (2 years ago)

      Maybe it’s a tortie thing? 🙂

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  3. Bernie
    October 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Ruby, now that was a very wise thing you did. Now mommy needs to watch what she says, because little ones have big ears. You need to take to Justice and DaJudge. They would like to teach you how to turn the power strip off. Then there is not computer until mommy figures the kitties did it again.

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    • Ingrid
      October 22, 2015 at 6:11 am (2 years ago)

      Gee, thanks, Bernie, for giving Ruby more ideas! 🙂

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  4. Eastside Cats
    October 21, 2015 at 9:59 am (2 years ago)

    Ruby, humans can be no fun sometimes…their priorities are all messed up!

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    • Ingrid
      October 22, 2015 at 6:11 am (2 years ago)

      So true, Vicky, so true!

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  5. Will Hodges
    October 21, 2015 at 9:41 am (2 years ago)

    So cute. Thanks Ruby (and Ingrid) for making us smile!

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    • Ingrid
      October 22, 2015 at 6:12 am (2 years ago)

      Ruby can always be counted on for extra smiles, Will.

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  6. Sue Brandes
    October 21, 2015 at 8:04 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds like you were just thinking of your mom. So you could have extra me time. Have a great day.

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    • Ingrid
      October 22, 2015 at 6:12 am (2 years ago)

      I know, Sue. She is so thoughtful, isn’t she!

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  7. Lynda
    October 21, 2015 at 7:53 am (2 years ago)

    Hi ruby! It’s Dante! We never thought of that. Puck and I like to lay in our humans laps while they’re sitting in front of the bright box. Then they can only use one hand cuz they’re holding onto us with the other. It may not unplug them but it sure slows them down! Heh, heh.

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    • Ingrid
      October 22, 2015 at 6:12 am (2 years ago)

      Good strategy, Dante!

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  8. Nancy
    October 21, 2015 at 4:34 am (2 years ago)

    Some of my kitties step on the switch on the surge protector, and turn of the light, the monitor and PC.

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  9. Summer
    October 21, 2015 at 3:25 am (2 years ago)

    Ruby, you should be commended for your help! I think you did a good job of getting your human unplugged.

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  10. Margaret
    October 21, 2015 at 1:20 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Ruby … yes, you were just trying to help your Mom stay relaxed, weren’t you? Miss Gracie sometimes unplugs things to “help” me out … especially the surround sound on our tv! I’m sure she thinks its funny …

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