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Office Pet Can Increase Your Work Efficiency + Cute Cats Pics

a close shot of white Persian kitten with blue eyes with mother and baby kittens in white background.  cute cat pic
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

I have changed my jobs a couple of times and have never been more satisfied with my workplace than I am today working with not one cute kitten but five of them. having an animal-friendly workplace and an office pet makes everything easier for me and other office employees.

Studies have shown that having pets at work is one of the best ways to increase efficiency at work. the employees here are nicer to each other and more productive compared to the previous places in which I have worked.

Pashmak; Our fluffy colleague

She was 8 months old when Muhammed adopted her for her guardians couldn’t take care of her anymore. now it’s been 3 months since I first saw her, yet I really don’t want to think of what we would do if Pashmak wasn’t around anymore, she is really special to us, and if weren’t around, we would definitely have had to get another one.

Now she is over a year old and has given birth to five cute kittens, seeing them chasing each other every now and then, is the most refreshing sight anyone could possibly see.

We’ve watched them grow up…

So what is an office pet?

An office pet is an animal at work that lives or visits the workplace; this furry friend spreads cheer among employees. these cute animals are usually pets of the company, but they can also belong to one of the employees, the CEO, or the company owner.

How office pets increase work efficiency

Having an office pet improves your workday, makes you more relaxed and improves your communication. when things feel stressed or tired with your job or colleagues, spending some time with your office pet will make you feel less overwhelmed.

Office pets relieve your stress

The humor that office animals cause in the office knocks down the toxicity and along with it comes the feeling of relaxation and happiness.

Marie-José Enders, who studies the relationship between animals and humans at the Open University. “Not only does your cortisol level drop when you stroke a dog; you also produce more of the hormone oxytocin, which makes you feel more relaxed and happy.” as the stress level decreases so does the tension with it.

Cute cats are good for the business

persian white kitten, laying on white background with hands up showing pink paws, causing job satisfaction.
“Kittens are angels with whiskers.” – Alexis Flora Hope

Psychology suggests that people with pets appear friendlier and more trustworthy to others. as a result clients would feel more comfortable and at ease working with such companies, so having an animal-friendly workplace gives you major bonus points over your competitors which causes your business to accelerate.

Office pet increases engagement and job satisfaction

Working together to take care of the pets, playing with them, and laughing together about the cute little things they do, all strengthen the employees’ morale causing them to best interact with one another.

This is especially good for less sociable employees as it gives them chance for better social interaction along with more self-expression, therefore, increasing engagement in the workplace.

employees playing with cats in an office environment, because an office pet will increase engagement, work productivity and job satisfaction.
“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

Wellness program at a low cost

Introducing a cute animal to the office, either as a visitor or as an office pet is one of the best employee perks that one could do for the employees. employee perks are beneficial for the companies, unlike employee benefits packages that could be very expensive like medical coverage.

Having an adorable animal popping over your desk, or interacting with you in other ways throughout the working hours is a good alarm that you should give yourself a break and try to relax, this way job satisfaction increases as well as your productivity.

Being more relaxed at work interacting with lovely animals and doing your job in a peaceful environment affects straightly your heart, as it causes you to have lower blood pressure and therefore a lower risk of heart diseases and strokes.

Things you should consider before introducing an office pet to your workplace

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“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.” – W. L. George

Everyone must be okay with having an office pet in the workplace. you should consider that in case some of your coworkers have allergies to cats or dogs, the issue might create tension between the employees.

other things that you might want to take into consideration:

Take phobias seriously

white persian kitten playing with red ball licking it's paw, on a white background. office pet in your workplace
“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

Some so your colleagues might feel afraid of some specific animals, and may not be ready to overcome their fear very soon, everyone should feel safe in their workplace to be more productive.

Make sure both customers and your office pet are comfortable

white persian kitten as an office pet on a white sheet with a green background next to a red ball.
“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” – Jim Davis

In case any of your clients visit your workplace regularly, the visitors might distress your pet, or the pet might trouble the visitor.

Create the best environment for your cute cats

a blue eyes white pesian kitten playing with its red fish toy in a white background closeshot. playful office pet in your workplace
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” – Ernest Hemingway

The office should have enough space to be a perfect environment for animals to live and play. the office pet should have a safe comfortable place to stay undisturbed.

The way you obtain your office pet must be ethical

The means by which you obtain your home or office pet must be ethical; besides the good feeling you get from saving or adopting an animal from animal shelters, choosing a moral way to do so is a way of fighting the corrupt animal trade industry.

You sure can’t trust sellers like major pet shops that sell animals knowing how they use animals to gain profit, as they are major players in this industry; choosing to fight against this industry as a business owner is a great way of culturalizing the fact that it’s immoral to buy animals.

Best animals as an office pet

The animal you bring to your workplace as an office pet must be well-behaved and friendly. bellow I am going to list a number of animals that might be a good choice as an office pet.

Dog as an office pet

Dogs are famous as therapy animals, this is an indicator of their empathic and social nature. having a dog at work accelerates team bonding because dogs require more attention and activity compared to other kinds of pets. this has pros like increasing the employee’s activities as they should take them for a walk every day.

Dogs are especially good for big workplaces because they require a lot of space to play and run around, so as long as you have a well-behaved dog and the facilities, it could be your choice for an emotional support animal at work.

Cat as an office pet

animal picture and kitten picture of persian kittens sleeping together on a brown desk. Cat as an office pet
“How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” – Robert A. Heinlein

Next to dogs, cats are the most popular pets around the world, although it’s a regular belief among people that cats are unfriendly; as a person who personally has a cat as a pet and works in a cat-friendly workplace, and seeing how they curl up on my lap and seeing how they become upset when they see me in distress, allow me to disagree strongly with this wrong belief.

you can use any cat breed to bring to the office as your pet. here are some of the breeds that you can consider as your office pet;

Maine coon cat, British shorthair, ragdoll, Persian cat, Bengal cat, siamese cat, tabby cat, black cat, Sphynx cat, munchkin cat, calico cat, Norwegian forest cat, ragdoll cat, Siberian cat, hairless cat, hypoallergenic cat, hymalayan cat.

Maine coon vs. Persian cat

These are two of the most popular cat breeds of all time especially because both have very special appearances and characters.

Maine coon and Persian cats differ in size, marine coon cats are larger and more playful than Persian cats, on the other hand, Persian cats are generally calmer. Maine coon cats were used for hunting mice in the past, and they require a cold environment, while Persian cats were more aristocratic, they were brought to Europe from Persia and were favored among such royalties as queen victoria of England.

You can also consider other animals like fish, hamsters, birds, and lizards too as office pets.

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”

– Terry Pratchett

Why did we choose cute kittens as our office pet?

Although Lotte Spijkerman, a behavioral psychologist, found that dogs and cats have a similar psychological impact on people, cats were our chosen option here at Epex-Shop.

Everyone is pretty much a cat person here at the company, meaning they either have a cat as a pet or they are fond of cats in general. plus considering that cats don’t need daily walks, and the fact that they don’t take up much space like dogs seemed like the best choice for us.

Although the reason why we brought pashmak to the office was that we were simply fond of her, let’s not ignore the benefits of having a cat:

Cats are trouble-free

cat playing in front of mirror. cute kittens as office pet
“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” – Bill Dana

It should be obvious up to this point that having a cat is less troubling than owning a dog, that needs daily walking, exercise, toys, and more attention. cats are perfect for city living, with small apartments, and let’s not forget workplaces that are usually full of office furniture, because they don’t need much space to play around. snooping around behind the curtains and other corners of your home or office will keep them busy for hours.

Cats are silent

You can rarely be disturbed by a cat’s sound while working or sleeping, they might meow a little when they’re hungry but other than that they are calm animals in general. this makes them perfect for workplaces and offices where extra sounds may cause stress and tension in employees.

Cats are individualistic animals

Cats know how to keep themselves occupied throughout the day, and entertaining themselves is what they do. although they are there for you when you need them, still they don’t crave attention from their owners.

Cats are funny!

lolcats, funny cat, funny cat memes.
making cat memes together is one of the fun activities that we do together.

cats are so funny you could create memes out of them, let’s take a look at some of the cat memes we’ve created.

Flat face Persian Cat Meme

One of the benefits of having a cat as a pet is the endless number of pictures you gather over the years, which you can use to get creative, I for one decided to make memes out of them which was a really fun process.

Let me know if you can think of other things to create out of cat pictures and videos in the comment section.

Conclusion

If you’re an employee and you feel the need to have a pet in your office to feel better about your workplace, this might be the time for you to have a serious talk with your boss… and if he’s not convinced, show him some of the researches mentioned in this article.

Having a pet is good for almost everyone, and along with the benefits mentioned above, it also helps to get to know your colleagues and communicate with them in a better way, as you’d have more things in common to talk about.

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9 Responses

  1. First of all the memes are awesome I was laughing my a out, then I should say that’s it’s really admirable that you have created such an environment it will increase your effectivity and your passion for working, it’s like someone is pressing the F5 button and you get refreshed, I’m an animal lover I love cats the most they are weird creatures but sweet. it’s great that you have such a place. Congrats

    1. Thanks a lot for the good vibes nancy, reading such comments really motivates me to share more of our office environment plus more cute cat pictures.

  2. hey, I love your office pets’ pics.
    I think it’s so fun and cool to work surrounded by some kittens and cats around you.
    and in my opinion, it will increase the work effort of the workers there.
    I hope to see more of these.

    1. Hey Aaron, thank you for the comment, you are absolutely right, it sure increases the work effort as we are all excited to go to work every day to be in the cheerful environment that the cute kittens have created for us.

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