Cat Accidentally Presses Button on Laptop and Wins Something Special

Mochi the cat has an obsession with screens, a bit like most of the kids of this generation. But this obsession actually ended up causing a very happy accident for her human, Jessica Schleider. Now that Jessica is an assistant professor of psychology at Stony Brook University, she needs to apply for funding to ensure she can carry out the research needed for her dissertations. The funding was worth $100,000 and she wanted to make sure everything was perfect and had been putting off submitting it until she was sure it was ready. She was obviously a little nervous about applying for the grant and wanted to clear her head before reviewing it one last time and sending it over.

So Jessica went for a walk with her dog leaving her kitty alone in the house. When she got back and looked at her computer screen she realized something had happened. Somehow Mochi had pressed submit! The application had gone! There was nothing she could do to retract it. The results came back a week later and thank goodness – Mochi did the right thing and Jessica got her grant.

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