Cat quarantine buddy
Working from home got you down? Perhaps you need a friend to keep you company during these long, lonely days? Folks, meet Svetlana, the purrfect quarantine buddy.
This svelte little tiger is currently at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and she has real-world workplace experience, since she presides over the office of Cat World manager Amy Kohlbecker. If you’re sharing a work space with your own cat (or a kitty you’re fostering) and he hasn’t yet picked up the necessary skills, consider Svetlana a helpful distance-learning coach. She’ll show us all how it’s done.
She can type over 100 words per minute! (Just not real words.)
Svetlana can proofread your work.
She can offer an honest critique of your latest project. (“You know, this is super boring. You’re boring.”)
And talk about a paper-pusher: She’s an expert at it.
Although she sometimes eats the paper.
If you need a little help disinfecting everything, Svetlana’s your gal.
“Just kidding. The cleaning part is your problem.”
She’s an expert at social distancing. She’ll keep you company, but won’t get TOO close.
And if you’re feeling under the weather, she can share a cup of tea with you.
Or give you a relaxing massage.
Most important of all, Svetlana is here to remind you that it’s OK to laugh, even in these troubled times, and to cherish the companionship that pets can provide.
If you can care for a homeless pet short-term (perhaps because you are now working from home), fostering a pet is a great way to support your community and help save lives. A little fun four-legged company can also be a welcome distraction! Find a shelter in your area.
Photos by Molly Wald and Amy Kohlbecker