Friday Cat Blogging – 16 April 2010

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On the left, Big Brother is watching Inkblot. As you can tell, he’s enthralled by this gigantic televised version of himself. On the right, Domino is pretending to be a zebra. Not very well, mind you, but she’s trying. And with that, I’m off to lunch and then to the Apple Genius Bar to see if they can make my mother’s iPod work again.

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