If you follow me on instagram and/or twitter, you may know that just over a month ago, I adopted a sweet little 1 year old cat from the Humane Society. Since then, I’ve been 1) too busy playing with her and 2) too busy preparing for my qualifying exam (mostly #2, but I wish it were more #1) to post about her. Now that my qual is done, I’d like to finally introduce you all to my precious girl, Smeagol!

I know the name probably reminds you of this little fellow from LOTR:

Source: Dugbee | Flickr
Source: Dugbee | Flickr

But no worries, she is nowhere as creepy as Gollum (and luckily not possessed by a magic ring). But she is gray/brown, which fits with the name, and I’ve always wanted to name my pets after characters from middle earth.

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So why am I posting about my cat on a blog about med school and grad school? Well, a little while ago there was a hashtag going around twitter, #academicswithcats. Now that I’m one of them, I wanted to share some of my pictures of how this little cat has changed the way I work.

Working on the computer is a lot harder.

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I can’t edit my writing.

(That’s my qualifying paper).

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I can’t access the papers I’d like to read.

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But it’s totally worth it!

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If you’re looking to get a pet, please consider adoption!


4 thoughts on “#AcademicsWithCats

  1. Barb Warden

    Whatta nice kitty! We adopted our youngest one from a group that deals mostly with feral cats, finding homes for their kittens and then spaying them.

    Aunt Barb

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