Owning a cat or multiple cats is no joke. It’s especially trying if they’re as clingy and needy as my cats can be.
Whether you’re trying to type up something for work, have a video you want to watch, or just want to do a bit of online shopping, it isn’t always easy with a cat. Regardless of what you’re doing, they always seem to want your attention while you’re on the computer.
As much as we love our furry friends, it can be annoying especially if they keep demanding your attention. Plus there’s only so much you can do when you’re trying to keep your focus on your work rather than keeping the cat entertained.
If you’re suffering from the same affliction that a lot of us fellow cat owners are, you’re probably looking for a way to solve your problem especially if it’s affecting your productivity.
How can you make sure your cats leave you alone while you’re working?
While this was inspired by a post via Windows Central, they did make a good point which is that cats won’t just sit on your laptop. Sometimes, they even get the urge to chew on your cables, turn off your laptop or even, use their paws to knock things off your desk. No matter what your kitty does, it’s a distraction.
Even so, that doesn’t mean you’re without hope. In the post, they broke down all the different issues you might come across with cats. If you’re dealing with a lot of cords, you might want to look into wireless options rather than having so many wires hooked either on or around your computer. Some options include taping them to the floor, using a cable organizer, or using a wire tray.
Another problem you might have is that your cat won’t stop bothering you while on the computer. Whether they’re on the keyboard, playing with the monitor, or just generally being on the desk, this one doesn’t have a simple fix. If the problem is them being closer to you, then you should look at getting them a bed to keep close to you which will encourage them to sit down and relax while you’re trying to get work done.
The final two problems are ones that have pretty simple solutions and don’t require much on your part. The first is if your cat keeps shutting off your computer while you’re working and it’s to disable the button so they can’t do that. As for if your cat ends up pawing the screen, you can purchase some electronic wipes to keep the smudges to a minimum.
Overall though, there isn’t one perfect solution if you’re looking to keep your kitty away from your computer. Those are just some ideas of how you can keep your kitty out of your hair and away when you’re looking to get things done.
Do you deal with an attention-loving kitty when you’re trying to work? Any tips you have? Share with us in the comments!