Some writers work in cafes or noisy parts of the house where they feel part of the world. Not me. I need to be by myself to write—away from noise and distraction so I can draw deep from my imagination and escape into the creative zone where the words start to flow. I like a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the closed door. And none of that music that other writers find so inspiring.
|Alfie helps keep the printouts of my drafts from blowing away (actually he just likes the box!)|
|Ivy supervises from a stack of books waiting to be filed|
There’s nothing three of my cats like better than to be with me—on my lap, on my desk, on a chair or floor nearby. As I write—often very late into the night—I’m never short of feline company.
|Tabitha prefers to be on my lap as I type, but a nearby chair will do as second choice|
Of course my kitties can become a distraction. Like when the one who always wants to sit on my lap squeals in protest when my back starts aching and I lift her off. Or when two of them start to argue in escalatingly loud cat voices for possession of a prized cardboard box.
|Ivy tucks herself neatly nearby behind my computer, sometimes I don't know she's there|
|Cindy makes sure I get off my chair and get some well-needed exercise|
What about you? Do you have a pet that keeps you company when you’re at home? When you're concentrating on a task do you need quiet or thrive on music or chatter? Please make a comment, I’d love to hear about it!