Monday, July 21, 2014

International Cat Diplomacy

Nixon famously used "Ping Pong Diplomacy" to normalize relations with Red China* in the 1970s, sending a ping pong team to the PRC and using the good will from the resulting television reports to thaw international relations.

Well, I've been busy on this, too.  I've been having a lot of videoconference calls with the team in Beijing.  Since I work from home (and they mostly do too - at least when the call is late in the evening their time) Crash the Wondercat has been making a habbit of hopping up on my lap and so appearing in the call.

Well, on the last call a cat there in Beijing jumped up on a lap there, and Crash and he engaged in a bit of International Cat Diplomacy.  It's a strange and wonderful world we live in, sometimes.


Dave H said...

Kind of spoils the Bond villain image though, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Now that we've the newcat(tm) 'Belle', she likes to accompany me and scream while I try to blogpost.
And then walks across the keyboard.
"I swear Officer, I didn't go to that website - it was the CAT!"