When it comes to working from home, just like anything else, there are pros and cons. I was fortunate enough to be able to work from home during the height of the pandemic.

I say fortunate because I loved it. I felt I was much more productive and way less stressed. In fact, I wish I could continue to work from home, but that is not a current option for me.

Many people who started doing their jobs from home in 2020, are continuing to work from home as a full-time remote worker. The work place and the unnecessary need to be in an office to get the job done has been forever changed. Employers were able to see some of the incredible advantages to letting their employees work from home. 

Some employees also welcomed the chance to have a better work/life balance by working from home. A more hybrid workplace setting allowed them a more flexible schedule. Granted some employees prefer to actually leave their house to go to work, other found this new way of working to have many perks.  

One of the many perks of working from home was more time to have your furry friends as co-workers. When I was working from home in 2020, I found having my pets around was sometimes a little distracting, but mainly a huge stress reliever. 

How important is your pet to reducing your stress levels?

Flexjobs.com explains it like this,

Having a pet has been proven to reduce workplace stress. If you're a work-from-home professional with a pet, you'll reduce stress in two ways: 1) working from home has been proven to reduce stress, and 2) you'll compound that stress reduction by owning a pet.

 

One Indiana woman's cat is going even further than just being a best friend and stress reliever. This cat wants to be her assistant. The cat has even learned how to use the file cabinet. Now, if she could only pick up papers with her paws instead of just knocking them off the desk. LOL

Does this cat really think she is helping?

Mary explained what her cat is really thinking.

Her name is Andi, she loves to look outside and when the draw is closed she gets mad and opens so she can jump up inside and climb to look out the door.

Andi has a lot to learn about being an assistant, but as far as a lookout, she's an expert.

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

LOOK: Stunning animal photos from around the world

From grazing Tibetan antelope to migrating monarch butterflies, these 50 photos of wildlife around the world capture the staggering grace of the animal kingdom. The forthcoming gallery runs sequentially from air to land to water, and focuses on birds, land mammals, aquatic life, and insects as they work in pairs or groups, or sometimes all on their own.

SEE: 15 Animals You Cannot Own in Evansville

I got the idea for this after seeing an article by Michelle Heart with our Townsquare Media sister-station, 107.9 Lite-FM in Boise, Idaho. She had discovered several animals residents in that city can't own based on city codes she found online which got me thinking about whether Evansville had any regulations that were similar. Obviously, they did or this article wouldn't exist. Chapter 14, Article 3, section 42 and 43 spell out a lengthy list of exotic animals you can get in trouble owning if local officials find out. You can see the entire list on the city's website. These are the 15 I found to be the most interesting.

 

 

 

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