Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Just Another Day At The Office

And Charley Hogs The Visitor Chairs

Don't have a clue why he does this but he loves to lay on the seam between two chairs and play with the arms.

It was a slow day outside...not enough people to stop and pet him so what the heck. Let's see if this gets him some attention. It usually does.

I know you're wondering how well he's cared for as the "office" cat. At 5pm he's put in his own office with 3 beds, 2 cat trees, kitty box, food and a crystal bowl of water. He's freed first thing in the morning to roam the grounds which are quite lovely and remote. He turns himself in at 3:30pm because it's close to dinner time. I'm not an advocate of letting cats outside but we have 43 different opinions where I work and this routine is what we all can agree on.

Charley initially showed up a couple of years ago very frightened and skinny. We couldn't get close to him even tho he was very vocal with anyone trying to lure him inside. When he finally accepted food from us the barriers came down and he turned out to be the sweetest cat I've ever known. We have children visiting all the time and he follows them around like a dog.

Initially we tried to find him a home but the entire place was so in love with him the idea just faded away. He's the biggest benefit of coming to work everyday.


At 10:22 PM, Anonymous susan said...

What a spoiled kitty he is!

I think it's wonderful that everyone wanted to keep him.

At 5:09 AM, Anonymous Alan G said...

I think that is really nice. Although not the norm, seems like having an office "pet" would give another dimension to the work place. Especially if you deal with the public. And certainly something that gives everyone working there a common interest.

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prince Charles is such a social animal he follows people who are talking in groups and shows up to meetings.

Also, whenever you blood pressure starts to rise, having a kitty around is quite a bonus.-Tricia

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Betty said...

Ah-ah-ah-CHOO! Sorry, I'm allergic to cats. LOL

At 12:18 PM, Blogger F&W said...

Other than allergies being a concern, I'd love it if every place of work had a pet.

We went "dog friendly" last July and I've taken Willie Chihuahua to work with me almost every day since. No one else ever brought their dog so he turned into a bit of a mascot.

He makes a BIG difference to the morale around here (looks as though Charley does too!). In fact, a few folks have said they will be sorry to see me quit on Friday but they'll miss Willie even more. =)

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Jay said...

He looks like one happy cat. I love that first pic.

I think pets at work is a great idea. People are a lot happier and more productive.


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