6 Reasons Not to Take Your Cat to Work

Did you know that June 22nd is Take Your Cat To Work Day? (Interestingly enough, this is also Cat World Domination Day, but we’ll save that topic for another time.) While bringing Fluffy to work may sound very tempting, in actuality, it probably isn’t a good idea. Here, a Mattoon, IL vet lists some reasons not to bring your cat to work.

The Car Ride

Car rides are definitely not one of Fluffy’s favorite things. Cats often shed during car rides, so you may arrive at work covered in cat hair, and with an irritated furball on your hands. Not the best way to start the workday!

Your Boss

First of all, you’d need to get your boss’ permission before bringing your kitty to work. However, if you get the green light, you’ll have to keep Fluffy from napping on your boss’ desk, chair, and computer. This could be easier said than done!

Your Desk

Cats are quite nosy, and often seem to be a bit suspicious of what we are doing. You may find it difficult to type with Fluffy napping on your computer keyboard, sleeping in your desk drawer, or grooming herself on top of that report you need to turn in.

Fluffy’s Work Ethic

Cats have many wonderful qualities, but being hardworking isn’t necessarily one of them, unless you count napping as work. Your furball will probably spend the day smacking pens and other small objects off your desk, stealing people’s chairs, and, of course, sleeping on the job.

Your Coworkers

Our feline friends have a knack for seeking out people that either don’t like cats or are allergic to them. If anyone in your office gets stuffy around kitties, you can bet that Fluffy will make a beeline right for that person. Your pet could also provide for some awkward moments by batting at a coworker’s shoelaces, eating office plants, or attacking drape cords.

Fluffy’s Regular Duties

Although your kitty may make a great paperweight for your desk at work, she’ll likely be both happier and more comfortable staying home while you earn money for cat food. After all, Fluffy has some very important duties to perform, such as chair warming, moth patrol, and sunbeam absorption.

Please contact us, your Mattoon, IL animal clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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