I admit, we cats can be quite mysterious creatures. We do plenty of mind boggling things that often leave you humans scratching your heads in confusion. One of which, is our total obsession with laptops.
Many human tools and equipment have qualities that appeal to the kitty community. Keyboards and laptops, for example, happen to make excellent resting places. First of all, they provide just the right amount of warmth—something we cats can be very particular about—and second of all, it places us right in front of our humans—a prime location for attention and sometimes, even treats!
But, I know how you humans really feel about it. Having your cat be all up in your business while you reply to company emails can be both a blessing and a curse. Having your little furball’s cute face and fluffy body near you as you work can keep you from getting stressed, but too much of it can also cause you to get stressed. So much for feline-human bonding, huh?
Believe it or not, though, if your cat’s undying love for your laptop is becoming a real problem for you, there are steps you can take to keep them off your work space.
How To Keep Your Cat Off Your Laptop
Keep the door locked
This option may leave your cat meowing and pawing at the door, but if you don’t really want to take any chances, you can keep your cat out of the room while you work. Make sure to leave interactive toys out for your cat so they don’t get bored while waiting.
Place a comfy cat bed near you
If option number one simply won’t work for you because your cat knows how to open doors or if you prefer to have your cat near you but not on you, then giving them a warm, cozy cat bed near you might be the key. This way, your cat still has the option to go near you while you work.
Since one of the main reasons why cats love resting on laptops is because of the warmth, I highly suggest going for a self-warming cat bed. Here are some of the best ones:
Use a laptop stand
A notebook stand will put your laptop upright or at an angle that makes it impossible for your cat to lie on it. It’s a simple solution that will leave everyone happy—you can work with ease and your cat can lounge on the next best thing: your lap.
Here are some notebook stands you might want to check out: