Photos of readers

Readers Steve and Jules, scientists in Hawaii, are working from home, and Jules sent some photos of how they’re doing this with two needy kitties, Ludwig and Eddy. Jules’s words are indented.

I’m working from home, as are many.  My “office” is a bit of a cave, but I can’t complain about anything else.  Here’a picture of me at work, with the “loaf pans” for the cats: Eddy is in the “long loaf” shaped box and Ludwig is in the “square loaf” box.

They really want to be near me, which is why I had to set up the boxes — otherwise they would be walking on my keyboard and prematurely sending my email and going to unexpected web sites.

Of course Steve pointed out they are “loafing around”.  (He’s down at work, using lab equipment for a time-sensitive analysis, which is why he isn’t here at the moment.)  When he gets back we have a box near his desk, “just in case”.

Do send in your photos of “lockdown” activities.


  1. rickflick
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Your cave looks comfy. Work you enjoy, furry friends. What more can you ask for?

  2. Posted April 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Very nice photos and cute kitties! 🙂

  3. JezGrove
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Cute cats! Eddy looks very like our own stoic Marcus Clawrelius (pretentious, moi? as I am always feel obliged to add), although it is Ludwig’s paw that makes Eddy look like he has white socks like Marcus.

  4. Debra Coplan
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful situation. Glad to see the cats can add their two cents to the work at hand. Looks very cozy-

  5. darrelle
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Not a bad work environment at all. All offices should have cats.

  6. Posted April 23, 2020 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    A very nice setup for you and the cats. They look like they get along with each other. Our two ignore each other for the most part. Even though we call them “brothers”, they aren’t in genetics or attitude.

  7. Randall Schenck
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Boxes do seem to work. One of our cats has a box at the eating place. When she is in the box it is time to eat. In fact those little tray-pack type boxes work pretty well. A solid cardboard bottom with sides about 2 or 3 inches high.

  8. Posted April 23, 2020 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I also have a box next to my computer (on the floor; desk isn’t big enough). It gives the cat a temporary home when my lap gets up and walks to the bathroom or kitchen for a few minutes. Our cats have us trained well.

  9. Mark R.
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    You are a well trained host. 😺 I love Ludwig’s blue eyes and the cardboard “roof” with leopard skin paper in the background.

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