Linux the cat watching my computer. Picture taken while he was still a kitten.(Eugene Computer Geeks mascot)
Eugene Computer Geeks would like to introduce our new company mascot, Linux the cat. We’ve had Linux since he was just a baby kitten, and originally was just watching him for a week. We instantly fell in love with him, and it turned out we were able to keep him.
I named him Linux because he is very fascinated with my computer running the Ubuntu Linux operating system. He will sit in my lap for hours on end watching the screen and following the mouse with his eyes.
Originally we planned on having Linux as an indoor cat. He wouldn’t have it! Linux would wait by the front door all day waiting for the perfect opportunity. At this time, he was still a young kitten and we were always able to catch him before he was able to run off.
One winter day it started to snow heavily outside, and Linux managed to escape. I instantly ran outside, and in the process of grabbing him, his safety collar came off, and I slipped on the snow. Expecting he’d come right back considering the snow and freezing cold weather, I went back inside and left the door open a jar. To my horror he didn’t come back! We spent hours outside and became very nervous once the evening came and it was dark outside. It especially worried us that his collar with his tag was missing, and he was so young, that it’s likely people would assume he was an abandoned kitten.
I was heart broken and worried for his safety. We put up posters and called every number and program we could think of. After 7 days of him missing, the pain was too much to handle, and we assumed he was gone forever. The entire time he had been AWOL, there was snow on the ground and very cold outside. Then one night around 11PM I hear a meow outside. He was back! I couldn’t believe it. Someone must have taken him in and he escaped their house as well.
After this experience we kept him inside, but he still tried to escape. The weather started to get better, and we replaced his collar. We decided to slowly transition him to an outdoor cat, and even though there are more risks for his safety, he’s a much happier cat when he’s allowed to go outdoors.
A more recent photo of Linux sitting in a car seat. Safety first!
Linux balancing on a car. The window is closed! He has excellent balance and can jump very high.
Linux is fast, smart, and curious, which reminds me of the Linux operating system. I feel like the name fits him perfectly. Linux has always been a joy to have around. He’s playful, social, and the most loving cat I’ve ever had, without being annoying.
I couldn’t ask for a better cat, and thought I’d share my experience with him. One other thing about Linux is he is very vocal and you can always expect a few loud meows when he hasn’t seen me in a while. He is also a wonderful companion to my 3 year old son, and they love to hangout and play together.
NEED HELP WITH LINUX IN EUGENE, OREGON?
Eugene Computer Geeks specializes in the Linux operating system for desktop, laptop/netbook, or server use. We provide Linux training, programming, repairs, setup, and migration with Windows. Whether you are new to Linux or an advanced and experienced user, Eugene Computer Geeks can help!
Our technicians also specialize with bash scripting, and can help you customize any aspect of your system running Linux for only $30 an hour. Free estimates and flat rates available upon request.
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