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Many of the reasons we want to work at home are "warm fuzzy" ones: holding the baby while working, being there when that baby says her first word or takes that first step...or being there to lay a comforting hand on your best friend's furry head...--Glenn Beach, Editor
Working at Home With Pets
by Kay King
animal lover, working at home can have unusual challenges.
For instance, I seldom work on the computer without
one cat on my lap and another straddling the back of my
chair.Work at Home Business Opportunity in Canada
CJ, who has her own basket on a shelf next to my desk. This
quiet little yellow cat is in love with my printer --her mission in
life is to sit right in front of the printer, duck her head down to
sure the "blue lights" are there as the page prints and then closely
watch the paper emerge. She never bothers the printer.... just
watches it very closely.
home and my home office with 3 dogs and multiple cats. All are
"rescues" and they get along together quite well for the most part.
course, I am right in the middle of editing a website....or writing a
letter to my team.....or doing anything else that requires some
concentration. That is when I'm "informed" by loud barking that
water dish is empty....or that someone needs to go out....or needs to
occurred to me that my pets may be betting on which one can
distract me the quickest....or most often....when I'm working.
learned to take the time to "prepare" my menagerie before I sit down
to do any serious time-consuming work. Check the cat food
bowls to make sure there is at least a tidbit or two in them... go
with the dogs for a few minutes and play a bit....make sure the
water dishes are not empty....etc.
few minutes to give some playtime and petting, pass out a few
treats or take a quick walk. Just as work at home parents wait
naptime to find a little "concentration time"....I try to wear out the
so that it's naptime at "the zoo" (also known as "my house").
folders from a file drawer, sit down at my desk to work. Schwartz
the cat settles in front of the TV in the office to watch
the pictures....CJ settles near the printer just in case. Babee
is on my
lap and Sorra is beside me on my chair. Fordie and Tinkakink are
cat-napper shelf mounted below the window. Pookie, Wabbit and
no interest in work of any kind anywhere. They
asleep on the porch.
come in only after they are certain I've settled into work for a
while. Wrex, at 135 lbs, takes first pick of the available floor
office and Gretta, a female German Shephard lays in the doorway.
Doodah, a terrier mix who will do whatever necessary (or what he
can get by with) to get as close to my feet as possible.
to work for a while. The dogs keep me from being a
workaholic. When it's play time or go-out time, they are
impossible to ignore.
The first warning is when Wrex starts "muttering" very quietly.
quickly evolves into "mumbling" which is the signal for the other dogs
wake up and want "something"....even if just a minute or two of petting.
about people who work in their pajamas....or their cut-offs, and about
those who do their best work at late night hours. I find it
comforting to work
with a fur-face resting on my foot and a purr-ball on my lap.
sites abound on the internet. Ones I consider especially worth
article is dedicated to Sheba, a chow-lab
with a gentle soul who loved me without
conditions for more than 16 years. Kay King is the owner of
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