following is a guest post from Bubbles, one of the office cats at PETA’s Norfolk,
Hi, I’m Bubbles, PETA’s Director of
Office Companionship. It’s a huge job, as you can imagine, providing the other staff
with someone to talk to at any time and training them how to be excellent
companions as well. As an expert, I wanted to share my insights on
companionship with PETA Files
I’ve heard it said that “showing up is
half the battle,” and I think that’s true. For me that means making my rounds
every day sitting on this person’s desk and that person’s chair, rubbing up against
multiple ankles and lying across computer keyboards. For you, that likely means
giving your cats attention the moment you get home, playing with them, curling
up on the couch with them, brushing them, talking to them and doing whatever
they like to do with you. Some cats even enjoy going for walks on a harness. Of course, cats also need toys, cat towers, and window seats to make their days
less boring, but quality time and
affection is what they crave.
Look, I get it, we’re all busy. I
sometimes have to help
edit, write letters, help with inclement
weather preparations, the list never ends. But being a good companion means making the time. My
humans are worth it. And I know your cats are too.
For some more tips, check out 250 Things You Can Do to Make Your Cat Adore You, by PETA President Ingrid
E. Newkirk. You can also try to get in touch with me, but I’m rarely at my desk. Lots of
companionship to spread around, you know.
Article source: PETA Files