The modern office can be a soul-
sapping place — so embrace your
inner cat and turn your cubicle into a
fine feline playground.
BY PHILLIP MLYNAR
The first time I experienced some semblance of an office job, I was struck by two things: the feeling that I was being held captive at my desk, and that the modern workplace is not exactly a realm brimming with cats. No kittens were
playfully skipping around, as I had always wanted to imagine, and cat talk at the water
cooler was always overshadowed by someone waffling on about the previous night’s game. If
this scenario sounds unerringly like your current spell in 9-to- 5 purgatory, don’t despair! Here’s
a handy guide to connecting with your inner mews and sprucing up your teensy corner of the corporate world with a fantastical assortment of feline accoutrements. Now let’s catify that cubicle.
Show the brainy IT department your superiority
by getting a cat computer mouse. Ready-made
interspecies tech-mutations are available to buy
online, although you can show superior wit by
transforming your mouse into — yup! — a cat.
I’d plump for frittering away company resources
by cutting out a pair of triangular cat ears and
a nose from a Post-it note and affixing them to
your beloved plastic mouse. Of course, you’ve
got to have a cat-themed mousepad. Try the Pet
Me Cat Mouse Pad, available at amazon.com.
Why pander to the humdrum mores of busi-ness-casual attire when at least half of your
body is hidden under your desk all day? Slip
out of your sober shoes and treat your feet to
a feline experience by keeping an in-office pair
of Vans’ Cat Authentic canvas sneakers, inspired
by the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals. At a cursory glance, I’d estimate they feature at least 50 happy kitty faces
swaddling your toes. (Get them at vans.com.)
Cubicle & Make Work