Friday Cat Blogging – 15 April 2016

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At vast expense, I have spent the past few weeks completely renovating my work area. Needless to say, I didn’t do this for me. I did it for you, because you all deserve blog posts written in the most stimulating and technologically advanced surroundings possible.

It all started when I suddenly realized that I had never liked my desk lamp—so I bought a new one. Then it kind of snowballed. You know how it goes. As you can see, the cats are pretty happy with the whole setup. Sometimes they share the birdwatching pod, other times they stretch out in their own private pods. What more can a cat ask for?

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