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Working at home with pets

Working at home with petsQuick newsflash!

Just published – my latest article for The Guardian.

‘Why pets make perfect companions for home workers.’

My latest article for The Guardian Small Business Network was inspired by all the home workers who tweet and FB and talk about their furry companions. I’m especially grateful to those who have contributed photos and guest posts about working at home with pets.

In the article I quote Alan Williams, who has written two guest posts about working at home with his dogs Sparky and Wilson, the ‘lovely old gentleman’ and the Border Collie cross named after the Sergeant in Dad’s Army.

I also mention Annette Morris, whose story of unexpectedly losing Nibs, her Weimaraner, was a popular post last year. Annette’s experience of painfully dealing with his loss and coping with the huge hole in her daily life elicited lots of replies from other home workers who have dealt with the same situation.

I read all the comments with a box of tissues on the desk, and was so glad that all the stories had a happy ending, often with the adoption of new animal companions. And especially that Annette is once again working at home with pets. Two young tearaways have joined the household and keep her company.

Rudolph the home office rabbit who works with Charlotte Evans of Cottontails Baby has been featured in the Spare room home offices gallery and in Help with home working last August.

The Guardian have included a link to Charlotte’s website in the article, which is a very nice midweek boost for her small business selling classic toys and baby gifts.

So please keep sending me photos and suggesting guest posts you’d like to write – you never know where you might end up 🙂

Read The Guardian article here – Why pets make perfect companions for home workers

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  1. Unfortunately we can’t have pets as we’re in rented accommodation and our lifestyle doesn’t fit in with looking after pets. When I’m an old geezer I’ll definitely have a doggie companion. I miss my old mongrel dog I had when I was a teenager. Best friend in the world.

    However I take great delight in the wild and farm animals around the mill where we live. It’s great to see the visiting herons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, tree creepers, dippers, mandarin ducks etc. We’ve even spotted a mink!

    My favourites are the lambs though. I see the whole life cycle from my office. Conception to birth! These little fellers jumping about give me perspective on life and are a joy to watch.

    You can see them here: