i'm such a hardass
at 8 p.m., i holed myself up in the guest room to work on this paper.
i said - no animals! i have to concentrate!
the dogs, see, like to walk on my papers when i'm trying to read.
the cats like to walk on my computer. and sit on my lap.
all need tending to, which i just cannot do in times of concentration.
chris went to bed at 10. when he opened the door to say goodnight, maggie jumped in here. i said she could stay. i explained to her clearly that it was only under the condition that she either lay down or chew quietly on a treat. (she did the latter, and is now doing the former.)
since then, both
indoor-friendly cats have joined me. (ellie is getting better; i bring him in a few days a week and he eats and then runs under the bed and spends the entire day there, then stretches and asks to be let outside.) i saw kitten run in, and a few minutes later oreo sneaked through the door, and i just had to laugh.
so much for being alone to concentrate. at least they're all being good and respectful of my work.
back to it!