Readers don’t know what a hard time we novelists have writing all of those great books for them to read. They just don’t understand how difficult it is to work in a home where pets live.
For one thing, cats love to walk on your keyboard. They love to rub up against you and flick that fluffy tail in your nose. They love to play with the mouse cord or shred your paper outline or important notes.
Then there are the dogs. One is always under your feet so you can’t scoot your chair around for fear of running over little paws. Another one is always poking you with a nose, asking to go outside, or once outside, barking to come in. Then the other one likes to knock your hand with a nose, pushing it up so you can’t type, but have to pat the furry head or scratch behind an ear.
Working at home with pets is just tough, especially in the afternoon when all of them are taking their afternoon naps, but you are still sitting at the keyboard. Sigh! What a life!
But one I wouldn’t change for anything.
How about you? Do you have a pet problem when you try to work on the computer?
Horse fix for Thursday: CH A Taste of Champagne, barn name Buster. I rode Buster at the trot, slow gait and rack. He’s a game horse even at his age and a challenge to ride.