Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pretty Paws & a Tale of Woe & a Miracle

The Old Bat experienced a miracle.

About a week ago, she dropped her phone in the toilet bowl at school (not disgusting, fortunately, but still: water). Its future looked grim.

With almost no expectation of success, she gave it a decent burial in a bowl of rice and went about her phoneless days. Time for the stoopy Human to pony up the cash for a new one, I guess. And not leave it in the back pocket of her jeans to go splash.

After the futile rice bowl treatment, the old phone got plugged into the charger and . . . nothing. So the Human tossed it in a drawer, bit the bullet and ponied up the cash--and a lot of it too--for a new Google Pixel 2 phone, which arrived a couple of days ago. It is shiny and sleek and delightful. 

As she plugged it in to charge Thursday night, she saw her old charger and thought: Oh, what the heck. It's been a week. Let's plug the old one in more time and . . .
Suddenly, there on the dark screen, appeared the familiar charging icon. And didn't it just charge right up like nuffing ever happened! And now it seems to be working fine (except no data plan or phone service because she had already transferred all that to the new one).

Well, as a friend said in an attempt to console her, it still hooks up to the wifi, so it can have a new life as the world's smallest iPad, ha ha meow. The Human thinks she could probably have returned the new one, but she decided not to since she is not totally convinced that the old phone is going to continue to work purrfectly after its four-day sojourn in the drawer.

Humans and their silly machines.

Oh! and what has all this to do with these adorable paws, you may ask? She tested out the Pixel's camera today. My dangly feets look purrfectly kissable, do they not?


  1. That is a magnificent shot of your purrfectly kissable dangly feets, Spitty. I think this new phone might see a marked improvement in the quality of photography on your blog! Well done Human (except for the bit where you dropped the phone in the toilet and then were too impatient to allow it to dry out properly and wasted a whole lot of $$$$ on a new phone that could otherwise have been spent on luxuries for your pusscat - so apart from all of those things, well done on getting a new phone to take even better shots of Spitty.)

    Sydney, Australia

  2. I must say, the new phone takes nice photos!

  3. Well, da new one takes good photos of YOU and dat's what's really important.

  4. The new phone takes lovely photos of your shiny paws.

  5. Even though the resurrection of the toilet phone happened by some miracle, I imagine it's "just a matter of time" before it goes KABOOM. Better to be safe (and poor) than sorry! I do think the newcomer captured your shiny toesies very nicely so things worked out for the best right Spitty?

    Hugs, Teddy

  6. I agree, you should get the old phone for your use.

  7. That's quite the great toesie photo Spitty! I agree that you should have the old phone, but don't drop it in the litter box!

  8. Beautiful toesies...come over and show them to me...again.

  9. Sorry to hear about the swim your human's old phone took, Spitty. But Yes, that Pixel 2 takes really good photos. And hey, world's smallest iPad. MOL!

  10. That’s called Murphy’s Law, Spitty. Maybe she could donate the old one.

  11. OMC! We're not sure if we're sad over your human's phone, then, it working again, the idea of it being a great iPad of sorts, or those adorably, gorgeous, and yes, kissable paws!

  12. They do, and Misty May sends oodles of kisses for each and every toe. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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