My Fanciest Publication Credit
Posted on 09 August 2012
Let’s all take a moment to savor that statement, shall we?
In bookstores and pet stores across this fair nation, you can find my article, “Your Cat As Your Coworker” (or “Kitty Coworkers”) on page 28 of the September 2012 issue of this fine feline publication. And I have our very own AmyG to thank for it. It was her suggestion, made on this very blog, that encouraged me to pitch a piece to Cat Fancy. Thank you, Amy, for helping me create and then fulfill a fun goal that simultaneously gave me a break in my writing routine while providing the opportunity to get paid to write about cats.
Obviously, I had to photograph Saucy and Cirrus with the magazine. But in a bizarre twist, neither of them was exactly a willing subject. Cirrus, who’s usually my go-to cat when it comes to hamming it up for the camera, was particularly skittish. He wanted nothing to do with this magazine. Saucy rubbed her face all over page 29 before running away from me, so at least there’s that.
I haven’t looked through the rest of the magazine yet, but apparently it includes a free poster and a feature on the oldest living cats. I’m a sucker for old cats, so I’ll be sure to check that one out. And, of course, there’s my article, which promises to help you balance business and play while working from home with your cats. I spoke to a cat behavior expert, a few people who work from home with cats, and even included a sidebar full of tips surrounding bringing your cat to the office. Spoiler: Most of the tips point out that taking your cat into the workplace is usually going to be a bad idea.
I’ll leave you with photos of my inspiration below. As for me, I need to get to work on something new (and completely un-cat-related).