May 25 2012

Thanks, Pixel

I needed a kitten interlude from the recent internet stupidity, so here you go. She likes to look over my shoulder as I do my research.

“Another bar graph, really? Those colors? Hey, did you correct for multiple testing?”

Maybe I should just let her take my general exam.


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  1. 1

    Wow, she’s gotten big! So nice to have all that fluffy love when you’re feeling stressed and stretched, too.

  2. 2
    Aratina Cage

    There is such a look of contentment in Pixel’s face that I just have to SQUEEE! over it.

  3. 3
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    She’s even bigger than MY kitty (and they were born around the same time I think! Of course, Snip is a runt)

  4. 4

    She’s huge. I think I accidentally adopted a lynx.

  5. 5
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    Are you feeding her a moose for breakfast or something? :p

  6. 6
    Irène Delse, on dry land among seabirds

    I think she’s saying: “Hmm. I’ll consider this blogmaster job if I get double helpings of food.”;-)

  7. 7
    Stuart Taylor

    She’s so lovely! She’s the same size and has the same markings as my cat, Goldblum, except Pixel has the tabby stripes. Beauty!

    How much does she weight now?

  8. 8

    Look forward to an ERV article about how you want to kill all dog owners.

    Also, my boy Momo is about that size, maybe a bit bigger. Big cats can be pretty awesome.

  9. 9

    I also recently adopted a cat (well, more like the cat adopted me, but that’s a long story), and I also named her Pixel. (Heinlein fans of the world unite!) Nothing chases away the stress of the world like a social, purring kitty.

    Though I don’t know about your Pixel, if mine got into research, she’d probably try sequencing the DNA of the Common Cardboard Box.

  10. 10

    Cute picture!

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  12. 12

    Pixel’s actual thought balloon: “Feed me, plz.”

  13. 13

    Maybe she’s part Maine Coon.

  14. 14

    You look very beautiful! The cat is cute too.

  15. 15

    “The Jen Genie!” /obtuse/obscure_Bowei_ref

  16. 16

    An old roommate’s cat was part bobcat. It treed a doberman once.

  17. 17

    Had several confirmed part Maine Coon cats… I’d say that Pixel definitely has a bit in there. Maine Coon mixes are such sweet cats too. Very big, snuggley, and affectionate… like cat versions of Teddy Bears.

  18. 18

    hate to say it, but that’s a cat, not a kitten. :)

    a beautiful cat!

  19. 19

    But can she haz a cheezburger?

  20. 20

    Pixel is not huge, she just has high resolution. >.>

  21. 21
    Stephanie Zvan

    All scientists need pets that will remind them to correct for multiple testing. Go, Pixel!

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  23. 23

    Pixel: Mmmm, just protecting my human against stray moths and other crunchy stuff….

  24. 24

    Looks like she already haz :-)

  25. 25
    Georgia Sam

    Yeah, my cat give me unsolicited critiques of my work, too. Cats are such know-it-alls.

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    Georgia Sam


  27. 27

    such adorable big paws!

  28. 28
    R Johnston

    Maybe I should just let her take my general exam.

    Nah, but next time consider a kitten preemption of the internet stupidity rather than a kitten interlude.

    And if a preemption doesn’t quite work, maybe let Pixel type out any responses you feel the need to make. The discussion at ERV and the like could use the elevation that Pixel would bring.

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    Prof. Bleen

    She looks like she’s riding a Tron lightcycle.

  30. 30

    She definitely looks like she’s got some Maine Coon in her. Also, she wants to make sure your shit is right so you can keep affording the metric fuckton of kibble she needs on a daily basis. She’s got her priorities.

  31. 31

    She looks like a lynx seal point ragdoll. Ragdolls are huge.

  32. 32

    that’s not contentment. that’s judgment

  33. 33
    Ex Patriot

    I love your cat, I have 2 myself and they are some of the best people I know

  34. 34
    Improbable Joe, bearer of the Official SpokesGuitar

    What sort of food are you feeding that monster anyways?

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    Aratina Cage


  36. 36

    Now there is the face of a troublemaker.

    The cat, I mean. ^_^

  37. 37

    I am strongly in favor of more kitteh pictures. :)

  38. 38

    I agree, we are talking about a cat after all. :-)

  39. 39

    AWESOME! love the image.

  40. 40

    I once started reading a book about Cats and Calculus, seems cats rule the world bcuz they kno calculus. Can’t remember the title.

  41. 41

    I see the Maine Coon! Look at the tufts of fur between the paws. And the size! Cute!

  42. 42

    Pixel is so cute! You should post more pictures. (Or do you have a gallery somewhere?) Also, you have fantastic lips, Jen. I’m jealous!

  43. 43

    kitties rule!

  44. 44

    Those paws are huge. She looks at least part Maine Coon with a dash of bobcat for good measure.

  45. 45

    My ex had a Maine Coon for years named Sugar. Every morning it was kitty shiatsu. Deep tissue massage with scars for free, alarm clock, and fuzzzzzzzy footwarmer, all for the price of dry cat food, and chicken livers.

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