Calvin, Cat Office Manager

I leave my office door open so my muses — my three dogs and four cats — can come and go as they please.

My canine posse stays close. Jasper takes up position in the hallway.

Jasper hangs out in the hall.

Jasper hangs out in the hall.

Lilah tucks herself neatly in the kneehole under my desk.

Lilah hangs out under my desk.

Lilah hangs out under my desk.

Tucker picks one of the three beds in the office and hangs out. Literally.

Tucker hangs out in a bed.

Tucker hanging out.

Dawn and Athena make very rare appearances, so it’s usually Elsa Clair and Calvin who hold the feline fort.

Elsa Clair stays near in an unobtrusive way, most often holding court on the slide-out panels of my desk, on which I’ve strategically placed a soft mat.

Elsa Clair keeps watch.

Elsa Clair keeps watch.

Or she minds her own business in the cat hammock strategically placed in front of the window.

Elsa Clair attends to her own business.

Elsa Clair attends to her own business.

Calvin, on the other paw, strategically places himself where he can contribute in his best cat manner to the overall productivity of my office.

On my chair.

You want to use the chair?

Need to use the chair?

On my printer.

Calvin cat on printer: You wanted to print something?

Need to print something?

On my desk.

Calvin cat: You want to see the screen?

Need to see the screen?

On my laptop.

Calvin cat: You want to use your laptop?

Need to use your laptop?

Calvin, office manager.

He manages to get in the way multiple times a day.

How do your pets help you be productive?

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24 Comments on "Calvin, Cat Office Manager"

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  1. Earl Lover says:

    You have a great working team, there.

  2. Vicki Green says:

    Calvin looks like a very good supervisor and office manager.

  3. Such fun photos! When I get the chance to work from home, Shasta loves to be in the center of EVERYTHING too!

  4. easy rider says:

    I wish I had such cool co-workers like you :o) Elsa Clair that’s the best “work place photo” ever, 4 paws for you funny life with dogs and cats :o)

  5. well, you’re never alone! I love the pics

  6. Ellen Pilch says:

    Calvin is a great office manager.

  7. Emma says:

    We all hang out in the home office with Mom. The cats come and go, but they get in the way all the time too.

  8. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys…we R knot veree good at productivtee but we due help conserve energeez round heer….. bye sleepin !! 🙂 ♥♥♥

  9. Mr. N likes to leave me memos on the laptop.

  10. What an excellent snoopervisor you are, Calvin. You deserve a raise.

  11. meowmeowmans says:

    We love these pictures. Calvin is super helpful, for sure! 😀

  12. Love these photos! My cat, Missy loves to sit on the printer to and walk across the desk as well. I think it just so she gets attention!

  13. Ruby says:

    BOL! Oh, how I wish I could sit on the printer….☺
    Ruby ♥

  14. Hi Y’all!

    BOL! Don’t know if I’ll ever stop BOL!!! That is so so funny!

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  15. mariodacat says:

    Mario here – Wow Elsa you and I must be related – first cousins maybe – because we sure look quite a bit alike. You are a beautiful girl. M fell in love with your golden retriever too, and your other two doggies. She’s a sucker for all animals using 4 legs. Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you.

  16. Carol Bryant says:

    That is so cute that the cat does that – lovely pack you have!

  17. City Dog Expert says:

    Oh Calvin!!!

    lol. He is clearly the forman. Making sure you are keeping up with the blog.

    Kisses and catnip

  18. LOL ;0 I have a Calvin too! Except his name is Charlie.

  19. Marie says:

    My cat helps me be productive by stretching out on my desk to make sure none of my papers fall off 🙂

  20. Sadie says:

    They’re all very professional indeed! Looks like they’ve got everything under control.

  21. Truffle is usually on the desk in front of my monitor and Brulee is usually on the floor beside my chair.

  22. Socks is my office cat and he prefers my lap.

  23. It’s certainly nice to hang out with friends at the water cooler. We have two office cats. Mickey Mouser likes to sleep in the nice cat beds, but Rufus the Red needs to investigate the paper coming out of the printer and loves to walk across the computer keyboard.

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