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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Jul 13, 2013



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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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How we handle it Jul 13, 2013

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I just store my dog under the bed...


 

Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Dog=Catherder? Jul 13, 2013

The dog's doing a great job.
And the cats are organized and not running wild. icon_smile.gif


 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Abandon the office Jul 13, 2013

It is not worth it to work from an office overrun with cats and dogs. Abandon it and work from under the street lamp across the road.

 

OlivierParrot  Identity Verified
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But Jul 13, 2013

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:

It is not worth it to work from an office overrun with cats and dogs. Abandon it and work from under the street lamp across the road.

What if they follow you?


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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They probably won't. Jul 13, 2013

OlivierParrot wrote:
What if they follow you?


They wait until you have finally left, and then get into your refrigerator.



 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Hebrew to English
Why not? Jul 13, 2013

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:
It is not worth it to work from an office overrun with cats and dogs. Abandon it and work from under the street lamp across the road.


My working day wouldn't be the same without my cat giving my laptop evils for taking up valuable lap space and then walking across the keyboard in an attempt to usurp its place.


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Lookout Jul 13, 2013

Mine likes a strategic lookout position on top of my dictionaries. She keeps an eye on me from there.



 

Oleksandr Kupriyanchuk  Identity Verified
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Another office cat (a harmful one) Jul 13, 2013



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[Edited at 2013-07-13 14:22 GMT]


 

Oleksandr Kupriyanchuk  Identity Verified
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How to keep your workplace tidy: a helpful office cat Jul 13, 2013



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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
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I am glad Jul 14, 2013

Ty Kendall wrote:
My working day wouldn't be the same without my cat giving my laptop evils for taking up valuable lap space and then walking across the keyboard in an attempt to usurp its place.


I am glad your clients are ok with you outsourcing your translation work to your cat, mine wouldn't take that kindly to it (provided I had a cat, which I don't, and won't ever have).


 

Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Clients OK with certain types of cats Jul 14, 2013

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:
I am glad your clients are ok with you outsourcing your translation work to your cat, mine wouldn't take that kindly to it (provided I had a cat, which I don't, and won't ever have).


Funny, I have more than one client who encourages me to work with "cat tools" or something like that.


 

Oleksandr Kupriyanchuk  Identity Verified
Ukraine
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A licensed cat tool Jul 14, 2013



 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:16
Hebrew to English
Oh dear Jul 14, 2013

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:

Ty Kendall wrote:
My working day wouldn't be the same without my cat giving my laptop evils for taking up valuable lap space and then walking across the keyboard in an attempt to usurp its place.


I am glad your clients are ok with you outsourcing your translation work to your cat, mine wouldn't take that kindly to it (provided I had a cat, which I don't, and won't ever have).


Yes Bala, because I'm not capable of either a) stopping her from pressing any keys or b) deleting the dqwghieqwugdwaiqsvbdiwasu which I've just seen her do - right in front of my faceicon_rolleyes.gifWhen words fail to describe the dismay, there is always facepalm

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Or to keep it on topic - cat facepalm...

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Claire Cox
United Kingdom
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What was that recent question about needing a Like button? Jul 14, 2013

.... because it would have been very useful here. Love your dog filed under the bed, Tristan, and many of the other photos made me chuckle too. My dogs just file themselves on my bed in the room next-door to my office.... Close enough to hear if I might be getting ready to stop work and take them for a walk, also a good vantage point (for the big one at any rate) to see out of the front window if anyone dares to be coming up the path and frenzied barking might be in order....

 
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