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Caturday: Peek around the Rosie



If there's anything we've noticed at TUAW, it's that cats prefer two types of Macs: either a laptop like the MacBook Air seen above or a Mac mini. Sure, there are peripherals that are favorites, like the warm and friendly AirPort Extreme, but give a cat a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, and they're sure to be right there on the keyboard between you and the screen.

That was the case with Alan Rothberg's cat Rosie, who has an interesting history:

This is Rose, or Rosie. I noticed her one day roaming a parking lot looking for food. She was a small, skinny thing and the store owners were looking for a way, "any" way, to get rid of her. I borrowed a trap from our local humane society and was able to get her out of that situation.

I occasionally help out our humane society with free computer services, and they were able to take her in for me. Unfortunately, she stayed in the back of her cage and was very anti-social. After about a month of that, I decided to take her home to try to socialize her with our other cats. It worked so well, my wife fell in love with Rosie, and we decided to adopt her. She's become very social and affectionate, to the point, other HS members could not believe it was the same kitty. A happy ending for Rosie.

This photo is a pretty common sight when Rosie wants something. She knows that by sitting on my MacBook Air, she'll get my full attention. And, I think you can tell by that determined look, Rosie gets what Rosie wants ;)

We're glad to see that the antisocial stray became friends with Alan and his MacBook Air. Perhaps she wants to sit on another type of laptop, though?

We'd love to see photos of your favorite feline soaking up the warmth of an Apple product, chasing a Magic Mouse, or just being a general nuisance while you're attempting to work on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Please let us know via our feedback page and please remember that your cat photo has to have some sort of connection to Apple or its products. For security reasons we can't accept inbound attachments, so you should host the photo (Dropbox, Flickr, iPhoto Journals, etc.) and send us the link.

Many thanks to reader Alan Rothberg for sharing the photo and back story of Rosie with us.

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