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CataPets: the support crew


by Charlotte Weston

People doing their jobs at Catalyst is, of course, what we’re here for. But what about the support crew: the CataPets? Now that people are working from home more often, pets also feature more prominently in our work lives.

Whether your cat is sitting in front of your computer screen like the rightful owner of everything you have and do, your dog is demanding you take a break from your desk to go for a walk, or your goat participates in a video meeting (yes, really), our pets are important members of the team. Or at least they like to think so.

Here is a selection of Catalyst pets who show up for us in their own special ways.

Some might be larking about at the beach, like Macy and Brooklyn:

Or Ru, who is enjoying his time at the beach now that he has this vest. People think he’s training to be a service dog, but actually he’s just sick of people patting him. Fair enough, Ru!

Charlie takes some time for herself, watching her favourite movie, The Lion King, even though the hyenas are scary:

Biddy is living her best life, now that she’s discovered the lid of the new compost heap slopes:

Justin is here to remind you not to shirk your responsibilities:

Pepper likes to surreptitiously lean on modifier keys. One day it's Shift, next it might be Ctrl. Is it companionship, or sabotage?

Annie would like to book in a consultation. She's unsure if this is how you wear it?

Luna steadfastly guards some laptops against intruders. Steady on, Luna. The sleeping look is a masterful disguise, really she's prepared to attack and defend at any moment:

Elvis is teaching new little sister Daisy about self-care. Would like to remind us all that taking breaks is important. Stop peeking, Daisy, it’s nap time!

Scoresby sees your file management system and raises you his display of treasures. He lined them up neatly like that himself to show you. Hopes you like them.

Dusty the horse attends a networking event with the neighbours’ alpacas. Made some new contacts:

Lucy, Daisy, and Diana are sorry to spam everyone, but did you know they have a new single coming out? It’s a cover of the classic song, Goat Your Own Way.

Big Lez the dog facilitates a meeting with the chickens Tuppen, Sparrow, Sunny, JK, and Penguin. Oden the cat comes in late. That's ok, Oden, good to have you along.

Occasionally it’s necessary to send a delegate to a human meeting. Communication is a work in progress:

Juniper makes it clear when she thinks it's time to stop for the day: