There’s a pretty cute—if somewhat whimsical—holiday around the corner. June 22nd is Take Your Cat To Work Day! Of course, with more people working from home than ever, many people are already taking their cats to work. Read on for some tips from a Bucks County, PA vet on working with an adorable, furry coworker … who may spend the day knocking pens off your desk.
Cat-Proof Your Workspace
You’ve probably noticed that our feline buddies are highly prone to mischief. This can be ‘catastrophic,’ especially if Fluffy knocks your glass of water onto your computer, or walks over your keyboard and disconnects your Zoom meeting. We strongly recommend using spill-proof cups and setting your screen lock time to 30 seconds. That way, if you get up, your furry pal only has 30 seconds to update your Facebook status or delete one of your files.
We never get tired of cute kitty photos, and we suspect we’re not alone in that. Snap a few cute shots of your furry buddy ‘helping’ you out, and share them on social media. This is a great way to brighten up someone’s day!
Distract The Furball
Kitties are very curious, so it’s only to be expected for Fluffy to spend a good chunk of her day just watching you, and, well, getting in the way. Make sure your feline pal has lots of toys in your work area. That will keep your frisky pet entertained … and hopefully tire her out a bit.
Think Inside The Box
Here’s an interesting hack: put a small box on your desk. (Tip: the cover of a board game is perfect for this.) According to the laws of kitty physics, the box will immediately attract and trap your feline friend, keeping her both content and out of trouble.
Take Hug Breaks
Cats are always a great source of entertainment. They’re also pretty good at offering moral support, at least when they’re awake. Let your furball do what she does best: put a smile on your face, and offer purrs and cuddles. There’s a lot to be said for being able to take a moment here and there and just pet Fluffy or pick her up!
Please contact us, your Bucks County, PA vet clinic, for all of your kitty’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!