Sionnach Wintergreen

author of romance and fantasy

My Office Mate

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Bruce Banner is the only cat well-mannered enough to visit my office. (I have five cats.) Once in a while, he decides to help me rearrange my action figures, but, for the most part, he’s the perfect writing companion. He either stares out one of my windows or flops in the middle of the floor and snoozes.

Bruce with hulks

Bruce Banner sleeping near my desk with some Hulks he has knocked down.

Writing can be a lonely endeavor. Having another beating heart in the room–whether it’s a cat or a fish–can make it a little less so. I don’t write horror stories, so I don’t exactly scare myself, but sometimes I write violent or intense scenes that make me feel chilled and anxious. It’s nice to look over at Bruce’s sleepy face when my hands have turned to ice and feel human again.

Sometimes I’ll stop and pet him if I’m stuck. Animals can be distracting, at times, but they can also be great sources of inspiration. Being with me while I write seems to benefit Bruce, as well. He is normally a rather high-strung little cat. I think he appreciates having a break from the others. Writing in the office is our special time–even if I’m at my laptop for most of it.

Bruce

Bruce in the living room, where I do most of my editing. He seems to enjoy being around me while I work.

2 thoughts on “My Office Mate

  1. Bruce must love being with you. Is it your special time together, just the two of you? I was listening to animal communicators today. You should meditate with him and ask him what he thinks. I’d love to see Bruce write a post:) Seriously.

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  2. Office time is definitely our special time. I have meditated with him before, actually. He’s very grounding and has an energy that feels earthy and northern. He’s a wonderful little guy. Maybe I can convince him to do a guest post.

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