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Caturday Post: How To Keep Your Cat Busy While You Work From Home
Dec 19, 2020
Every cat owner loves their cats, and indeed, they are your best friends and an excellent source of comfort during stressful times. Mainstream virtualization was one of the most significant changes in 2020. Your year was probably filled with Zoom calls with your doctor, your family, and, most importantly, your boss. Your cats won't understand the concept of working from home but there are ways to keep them entertained in order to minimize distractions.
Read along if your cat is breaking things and biting your ankles while you work on your computer:
Stick to a Schedule
Be consistent and your cats will quickly learn your routines. Before starting your work, engage and play with your cats for a few minutes and make sure their fountain and litter box is clean, and they have adequate food in their bowls. Take planned cat-breaks for only a few minutes during the day to interact with your cats.
Create a Cat-Friendly Home Office
Cats like to have the liberty to sit wherever they like to. That includes your keyboard, your lap, and your printer. When you are free, it’s cute but a needy cat that won’t allow you to work could quickly become a headache. Instead of punishing your cats for choosing the wrong place, reward them for choosing the right place to sleep. For example, try placing a cat bed near your computer and give your cat a treat when they curl up inside it.
Make Use of Interactive Cat Toys
Interactive cat toys can keep your cats entertained for hours. Pet supply stores have many toys you can choose from. Interactive laser toys project a laser dot which moves automatically in different directions. Interactive feather toys usually have wheels that move the feather around the house. If you have multiple cats, then they will enjoy chasing each other through a cat tunnel. It certainly depends on your cats preferences. See which ones your cats interact with the most.
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