I now have my dual monitor setup again with both panels pristine and I will use the the old one for repairs and testing. Now my desk actually looks complete except as my friend stated the cabling is a mess. Well I am addressing that today.
The cat's interest was short because we stopped on the way home and picked up a roast chicken at the grocery store. Cats are like 5 year olds, fascinated by every thing but with the attention span of a house fly. Actually I should give them a little more credit, if you have food on your plate they will sit there for as long as it takes in full begging or as the wife calls it Vulture mode.