Monday, March 31, 2008

Oh the joys...

...of working from home.

My tidy little work space.

OK, so there were a few kitty toys on the floor. What self respecting cat lover doesn't have cat toys worth more than their annual salary around the house? But look how neat and tidy the workspace was.

Emphasis on WAS.

Hi mom, whatcha doing? Can I help in any way?

Yes, those are my important papers and paperclips that spilled out of the holder when she threw it on the floor.

Yes, folks, it wasn't enough that she batted the papers to the floor, she then looked me in the eye and knocked the paperclips off too.

She was going for the hole punch (and wouldn't that have made a lovely mess) when I picked her up off of the table and put her on the floor. As you can imagine that didn't go over very well, so being the strict disciplinarian and incredible cat whisperer that I am, I went and opened up a can of albacore tuna and put it into her dish. That held her attention for nanoseconds and then she was back to cause more trouble.

She looks like a vulture, doesn't she?

Finally everything settled down and she fell to sleep in the middle of my bed. I tippy-toed back to my work space and struggled to meet my (personal) deadline.

Typing oh, so, very, quietly so as not to awaken the little darling. Please, dear god, don't let the keys make so much noise! I have a deadline!!

Well darn, that didn't work out very well for me did it?


Anvilcloud said...

Rocky's oldish and more sedate now, but he still often likes to be beside the computer when I'm on it. And he insists on his tuna every morning too ... and cat milk three or four times a day.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful hardwood floors! I love hardwood floors. They make a room seem so warm and cozy.

Anonymous said...

Cats are so very destructive! You wouldn't think so but they are!

I have a cat that has to hunt by day, when she jiggles the knob to come in I have to crack it to make sure she isn't bringing a critter in. She did that once only it was two in the morning and it was a BIRD! Still alive!

They're worse than kids.

MsLittlePea said...

Nothing better than a defiant kitty.

Montana Girl In Kansas City said...

Cats always seem to know when to get your attention. Emily seems to know just when she needs it..almost always in the middle of work. Almost like they talk to you saying that you need a break and they are the perfect way to spend that break.

Squirl said...

Cats do what they want, no doubt about it. My sister's cat, Thirteen, will look right at you and then knock something over. Then he'll knock something else over. He doesn't care about the mess he's made for her. He just had fun and got some attention.

Ur-spo said...

how distractive! but lots of fun I am sure.

Menchie said...

I miss being able to work at home. But, like in your case, instead of cats, i've got kids as distractions. :D

Cathy said...

Do cats really do this? I mean are they really ornery? Now that's really something.

I miss having a pet. Dang. I know you've posted the name of your kitty, but I've missed it.

She is a cutie and I'm sure good company even when she's being a little 'challenging':0)

Pink said...

you need a little cat trap or cat pen or something (prison is the word I'm thinking) At least your house still looks lovely.

Ginnie said...

I'm glad you can work at home ...even though your kitty makes it near impossible. She wouldn't be a tad spoiled, would she?

KGMom said...

Every work space needs an office cat.
Interesting that you posted on this, as I recently took some pics of my office, me grading papers AND my one cat fast asleep on the couch. He never disturbs the papers--too busy sleeping.

Mary said...

Too funny! I remember a cat I had when I was a teen. He'd quietly enter my bedroom during the wee hours of the morning and touch everything on my dresser - move and touch until it would fall to the floor. I hated that!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Are you OK, Laurie?