Today I thought I’d write a post about pets and writing – or working from home generally. As you know, I work from home, and part of what I do in that time, of course, is writing.
But I can’t imagine doing it without my furry buddy, Scamp:
That’s him sidling up next to me in the office to get a bit of attention. 🙂
He’s a very quiet dog, on the whole, which is great, as it means I can concentrate while I’m working! But having him around means that each day I’m forced to get my backside out of the chair every once in a while. Whether it’s to take him for a walk, let him outside, or fill his water bowl, I’m inspired to take that break away from the screen. And while I’m away I’ll generally do something else, too – maybe fold a load of washing, get myself a drink or a snack, go and pull a few weeds in the garden, do some deadheading, put a few pieces in the latest jigsaw I’m doing… it doesn’t really matter what, it just means that backside leaves chair and eyes leave screen!
Of course, dogs are great company, too. Even when they’re not in the room with you, just knowing they’re there is nice, and occasionally getting a nose nudging you always brings a smile to your face, right? Not to mention, as someone that talks to themselves a hell of a lot (probably even more than I actually realise), it’s kinda nice to have Scamp to talk to when he pops in, even if I’m talking the same kind of rubbish I was when he wasn’t there. LOL.
So, what are your thoughts on pets? Do you have them? If so, what do they bring to your life?
Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller) and Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller). Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 140 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9