Yesterday we talked about alleviating stress in cats, today I’d like to explore the concept of cats as stress relief for us. I don’t know about you, but I smile when I see a cat on facebook, on the street, in a window, and when I’m shopping. Last week I met two cats at our local packing house where I buy my Valencia oranges. I’ve been there numbers of times, but this is the first time the cats have graced me with their presence. Pictured is one of them doing a nice job as greeter.
Some of us spend our days with our cats. We work at home and our cats sometimes help. They wander in and out, they come and get us when they want to play or eat and they want to be part of our phone conversations and Zoom conferences. Cats in the home office is familiar to writers.
Last year millions of others had the opportunity to experience cats in their workplace because they were working from home—some still are. We’ve all seen cats wander in and out of the set during our online chats with family and conferences and even newscast.
I think most of you are familiar with the day designated as take your cat to work day. But some employers and business owners, such as those operating the citrus warehouse “hire” cats for a variety of purposes—as mousers, to delight the public, and as stress relief for employees.
I found this fun group of images showing cats in the workplace. Enjoy.