Home Office Essentials

I worked from home yesterday. It’s important, when working from home, to set things up so that you can successfully concentrate on work. It’s also important to have an “office” feel to your working area, to help you stay focused.

One important thing in any office is to have a supervisory presence to keep you on-task:
Roo, an orange and white Cornish Rex cat, peeks out from between the curtains in the door of a cat house.  Only his head is visible.  The cat house, made from felted wool, looks like a little house with siding and an appliqued pot of daisies on either side of the door.  His doting Grammy made it for him and it features actual insulation (the kind with a shiney metal layer to reflect heat) although that is not visible.

Sometimes, one supervisor is not enough:
This time it is Aida, a seal-point Siamese cat, who has her head out the door of the cat house.  If you peer behind her, you can see Roo's face.

Of course, you also need a faithful assistant to fetch your coffee or tea, or at least to agree with you that all your ideas are totally brilliant:
Sid, a solid black 7 month old Shedder puppy, lays half on the dog bed under my desk and looks up at me with wide eyes and ginormous ears.  My pajama and robe-clad knees are visible at the bottom of the frame, because I dress professionally when I work at home, yo.

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Comments (5) | Life at the Manor,Pictures — Tags: , , — Andrea @ 0400 on 11 February, 2011

5 Responses to “Home Office Essentials”

  1. Liz Black Dog
    0610 on February 11th, 2011

    that’s the best catcave I’ve ever ever seen! where did you get that and why have there never been pics before?

    HAIII SIDDY!

  2. Joe
    0836 on February 11th, 2011

    AWWWW SO CYOOOOOTE!

  3. Selma
    0929 on February 11th, 2011

    Aida is beautiful! She doesn’t look at all angry in the cat cave. She looks quite content, in fact. Roo and Sid are ridiculously adorable. And I have heard tell that those are hand made cat caves from a very exclusive and talented artist. :)

  4. Stephanie
    1409 on February 11th, 2011

    I was going to second — where did you get the cat cave? It’s fantastic!

  5. thedivalaments
    1944 on February 12th, 2011

    Oh my goodness, my DOGS would love that cat cave. I must know where they came from.

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