When a cat accidentally presses a button on a laptop her human wins a grant
Much like the majority of children in this generation, Mochi is a very curious cat who also has an obsession with technology. But Jessica Schleider, her human, really experienced a very unexpected accident as a result of this obsession.
Since the beginning, Mochi has adored getting in the way of Jessica and her job. According to Jessica, “She was obsessed with my laptop from the beginning.” Jessica needs to submit a grant application now that she is an assistant professor of psychology at Stony Brook University so that she can do the research for her dissertations.
She had been postponing submission until she was certain it was prepared because the money was worth $100,000 and she wanted to make sure everything was right. She wanted to take a break from worrying about the grant application because she was clearly a bit nervous about it.
Jessica left her cat alone in the house while she and her dog went for a walk. She noticed something had happened when she returned and turned to her computer screen. Mochi had been using the laptop once more, she noticed. “During this certain nap, I believe she viewed a number of websites.”
She noticed that Mochi had pressed submit in some way when she got closer. When I saw that she had clicked “submit” on the grant application, I briefly worried. There was nothing she could do to withdraw the application now that it had been submitted.
A week later, the results were out, and thankfully, Mochi’s obsession had been successful. Jessica actually received her grant because she had acted correctly.