Meet Stanley, the spokescat of the CATalyst Council. He’s thrilled that Friday, June 20, is National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Is he jealous that it’s not Take Your Cat to Work Day? Hardly. In fact, Stanley shared these 10 ways cats should celebrate:
1. Napping: Midday naps will not be interrupted by incessant, frenzied yapping sparked by the mail carrier’s arrival. Or a squirrel in the yard. Or the wind blowing the tree leaves. Or absolutely nothing at all.
2. Spreading Out: Getting the couch all to ourselves. Enough said.
3. No Licking: Today will be a respite from the tedious licking. (I mean, really… if they’re going to lick, at least they could make themselves useful and groom something.)
4. Dogs Drool, Cats Rule: No sliding in the drool puddles left behind on the tile floor.
5. Water-Free Zone: No mile-wide water spills around the dog bowl.
6. Fine Dining: We’ll finally get to eat our own food. All of it. No sharing.
7. No Teasing: No “I get to go outside and you don’t… nyah, nyah, nyah!”
8. Finding New Uses for the Dog Bed: A rare opportunity to use the dog bed as a scratching post.
9. Civility: Being spared the humiliation of the most basic of all canine greetings: the infamous and oh-so-annoying Butt Sniff. How uncivilized.
10. Privacy: Ahh, peace and quiet when nature calls, and no fear of some crazy canine with questionable culinary habits raiding the litter box when we’re finished.
Dr. Jane Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council (and Stanley’s roommate), offers her own advice for cat owners: “While Friday isn’t Take Your Cat to Work Day, why not make it your very own Spoil Your Cat After Work Day, with extra playtime or a special treat when you get home from work?”
Michele C. Hollow will be spending the day following Dr. Brunt’s advice by spoiling her two cats—Karma and Chai. Well, she does that every day. Michele also blogs at Pet News and Views. You can follow her on Twitter.