Other People’s Cats

I’ve recently taken on two new office assistants. Ben is the white collar guy, while Jerry’s partial to stripes. They live with our neighbors, but they like to help me out during the day.

As you can see, the two working together provide great inspiration: Go Take A Nap. And when the words aren’t cooperating, I hardly need any more encouragement in that direction.


When the writing flows easily, effortlessly, I don’t even remember they are sleeping right beside my desk – until one stretches, yawns, and pushes harder against his brother. I’m off in another world, turning storms into sunshine and sailing schooners on the high seas. It would take more than a sleeping cat or two to distract me, cute as they are… when the writing flows easily.

And when the writing doesn’t flow easily, it’s good to have the distraction of other people’s cats. Thanks boys!

Now, let’s get back to work.