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Our dogs – and some of our cats – are terrible social distancers, often inconsiderate coworkers and making cameos in video meetings world-wide.
And yet, most of them are absolutely loving it as if this period of self-quarantining is in the same stellar category as a midday sun spot on the living room floor or national holidays that keep the mail person away.
While we set up offices just yards away from litter boxes and have Marmaduke-sized moments of uneasiness, Fluffy and Old Yeller are comforting and content. They are sometimes making it difficult to type and are watching us work like creepy managers, but they are also there to remind us to stretch, play, rest and love extra unconditionally right now.
Here are five great photos of pets working from home with their caregivers. They were picked from a Facebook thread, and you can check out all 150 photos here:
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.