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4 Legged Work Colleagues

I am lucky enough to be able to work from home. People are always asking me, "don't you get lonely?" but I can honestly say that I don't. A lot of my friends and former work colleagues can be contacted easily online and being able to choose my own working hours has the advantage that if I want to go out and meet with someone for lunch or a shopping trip, I can do that. I find that I work much more productively without distractions and I enjoy the quiet working environment.

These days I only share my office with a 4 legged 'colleague', namely Lilo, my tabby cat. She always comes in to keep me company and I think she enjoys watching me work. She seems to know when I am getting a bit stressed because she comes and sits on my lap, perhaps realising that the sound of a cats purr always has a calming effect on me.

I'm attaching a photo of Lilo in her 'Global International Managers' box.

Do you ever work at your computer with a cat on your lap or a dog at your feet, or even a budgerigar on your shoulder?

Image Credit » Photo is my own, taken by me

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JeanC wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:38 PM

I've a friend who works from home as a writer and she calls her cats "Interns" :)

k2705 wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:39 PM

I work in an office so no but I would love to be able to work from home.

Kasman wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:43 PM

I sometimes feel like I have a monkey on my back from the amount of work I need to get through!

Elfbwillow wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:18 PM

My cat Merlin always keeps me company at home though when I am working on the computer, his favourite place seems to be the keyboard which can become rather tricky!

crowntower wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:21 PM

No! I haven't experience that, he is usually eating or just sleeping under the sofa in the sala while I am working. I really want to work at home peacefully like you, but I can't my online work is not really successful and it is hard to get a profit that can sustain my monthly bills, so I still find a job outside and accepting part time jobs if there is any available. I think God wants me to explore the outside world and experience working using my degree- though I am so scared in working in another company with rules and strict hours... I must get in to one or else I think God will be very disappointed in me, because I know He gave me the ability and capacity that I need and I have to value it by using it correctly. God bless.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:26 PM

A dog at my feet and sometimes a kitten on my shoulders when I am at my laptop.

j2401 wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:41 PM

Shes gorgeous, Whenever I sit down with my laptop my cat snuggles beside me and likes me to put one arm around her.

kat123456 wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:49 PM

I would love to be able to work from home, I bet the cat is great company

Oceanblue wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:31 PM

Hi, I have spent the last 9 months working from home with my best friend my dog Frenzal and have loved it. Although I am going back to work tomorrow not sure how I will go back to working full time away from home again.

Fleur wrote on January 10, 2015, 5:27 PM

I work at home too but don't have cats or dogs at the moment.

DDS1 wrote on January 10, 2015, 5:32 PM

Now that's a manager that thinks INSIDE the box. emoticon :smile:

maxeen wrote on January 10, 2015, 7:53 PM

I have 4 Boxer Dogs so the answer is a definite Yes.

edumate wrote on January 11, 2015, 1:49 AM

I am so happy to meet Lilo. She looks so cute and adorable. At present I don't have a pet at home

scheng1 wrote on January 11, 2015, 2:49 AM

She sure behaves like she is your boss, and not your colleague.

Telynor wrote on January 11, 2015, 2:51 AM

Kitties and boxes. Inseperable.

arthurchappell wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:36 AM

One of my cats comes I when I'm at my main computer but he tends to mess with the wires so he rarely gets to stay long

LilyDay wrote on January 11, 2015, 3:23 PM

I think that "supervisor" would be more apt than "colleague." At least, that is what the Fuzzy Trio tell me.

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2015, 10:23 PM

We are a cat-free household by accident at the moment, but my former landlady (who is a freelance editor and proofreader) has her feline supervisor Melchizedek to answer to. He sits in the printer tray if he thinks she is doing too much work and not paying enough attention to him!