Seriously, we need an office cat. I would take full responsibility for the litter box and the feeding and stuff.
Life is much too simple without a cat jumping up on your desk and interfering with your typing, or standing smack in front of the monitor so you can’t see anything on the screen, or laying on the papers strewn across your desk because something located on top of something else hence must be laid upon.
I suppose a dog would be nice, too, but dogs are much more high maintenance. Though having something warm and furry curled up under my desk would be rather nice. And there’s that whole unconditional love thing you don’t always get with a cat.
Both of the partners have pets at home yet seem strangely resistant to an office pet. They keep muttering things like “not professional” and “hair everywhere” and “the smell.”