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02 November 2010 @ 12:51 pm
It would be awesome if I could bring our cat with me to work sometimes, so she could keep my lap warm.

What could go wrong?
I'm feeling: sleepysleepy
Rowan: Sleepymzrowan on November 2nd, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm suddenly picturing a rush hour train full of suits toting cat carriers instead of briefcases.
blk: emberblk on November 2nd, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
This would be AWESOME. I wonder if my manager would allow me to do that...
Deloresdebsquared on November 2nd, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
There's a potential business case there....
veek on November 2nd, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
I have pondered this. Only thing to do is to (sometimes) bring work to my cat!
B.K. DeLong: drwho laidbackbkdelong on November 2nd, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
If only there's a way to solve the inevitable desire of the cat to climb onto the laptop and lie down.
ruthless compassion: cheersaroraborealis on November 2nd, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
I have the solution! No laptop at work.
B.K. DeLongbkdelong on November 2nd, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that was a response to veek on bringing the work to the cat ;)

At work, I'd have the issue of the cat being shoved under the desk along with said lap and chair. Don't think she'd like that, if she were a lap cat. Probably could create a little corner for her in my cube to lounge though...she'd like that.
born from jets!!!catness on November 2nd, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
I've done this a couple of times. Among the things I've seen go wrong:

- When you're trying to keep the cat(s) a secret from management, everyone comes by for oooohs aaaahs and pets, lining up down the hall to your desk.

- People from other buildings make unexpected visits to bring cat toys.

- Cat decides to find the least friendly person in the office and sit on *her* lap. (To be fair, this person never said a word, just raised eyebrows and continued to work and periodically stroke the white cat getting fur all over her black dress.)
Chance: Content Catherinemiss_chance on November 2nd, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: mrow
If the *least friendly* person in your office will quietly pet a cat getting white fur all over a black dress, then the minimum bar for friendly is pretty awesomely high in that there office!
born from jets!!!catness on November 2nd, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Re: mrow
Also, file cabinets are TALL. :) Great vantage points.
Chance: Content Catherinemiss_chance on November 2nd, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
So step one, I think, would be to get one of these and line it with mis-matched socks and leave it open in the living-room for a couple months. Then start coaxing her into it and take her on little walks down the bike-path which are immediately followed by pieces of warm turkey. By January you might have her ready for a trip to work. :)

Edited at 2010-11-02 07:08 pm (UTC)
maebethmaebeth on November 3rd, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
I'd be miserable working beside you. I do think it would be kind to find out if others in the office are allergic.
What do you think we are, Monkeys on Sticks???: Georgiegoat on November 3rd, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
When Georgie was teeny tiny and still needed to be bottle fed, I would bring him to work with me and he'd hang out in my sweatshirt all day. *So cute!*
Jesse: happy phoenix fireunderwatercolor on November 6th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
We had a litter of kittens running around our office for a little while. One of them flipped a switch and turned off a few computers (more funny than problematic). Eventually they hired someone with severe allergies and I'm sure someone regretted the whole thing. :)