Sunday, January 1, 2012


We came in a few minutes ago from our first Anna's Taqueria burritos of 2012. (What took us so long? The Patriots game.) I found that Snalbert had been working at my computer yet again. He loves technology and has been known to open programs, type his own commentary in my Word documents, and send the occasional email. He also once installed a FireFox update successfully on my laptop using his back feet.

Tonight, he'd opened iTunes and was playing a Big Band tune from my Christmas playlist — this is something I never do, since I have my iPod connected to the stereo. He must have hit the mute button when he heard us coming in, or we'd have had heart attacks in the hallway, thinking we had intruders. I guess he missed the Christmas music on the stereo because we hadn't turned it on today. Good old Snalbert, still "In the Christmas Moo-ood."

My husband reports he discovered him attempting to reprogram our cordless phone this afternoon while I was reading napping. Snalbert had jumped up on his desk, which is forbidden, and had the phone out of the cradle and was pressing buttons. My husband heard the recorded voice prompting Snalbert for information, and put a stop to it before Snalbert could record his own greeting and add his friends to speed-dial. Since we no longer remember how to do these things ourselves, I'm glad he nipped these antics in the bud. Because Snalbert isn't telling.

Play with your own toys, Snalbert! You don't catch us chewing on your catnip mousies.


  1. Cats think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's...May all your days in 2012 be filled with purrs and not hisses...Happy New Year to you!

  2. Happy New Year to everyone at Chez APB! And to APBs readers and fans!

    Snalbert is obviously a techie, and he probably is behind the best of the MIT hacks (sorry, Harvard, but it's true - MIT is hactacular)

    My guess is that he was planning an auto delivery of his favorite cheese and catnip.

    I finally ambled around BB and Beacon Hill, and I think I spotted several of your wreaths! Wreath peeping is much more fun than leaf peeping, as enjoyable as that is.

    Did you see the MFAs Chihuly ice sculpture in front of Trinity?


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