My cat is a darling. She has points on five of the six ends and is more than happy to eat your hand if you pet her and she’s not in the mood, but she is a darling. Specifically, she is a darling when I’m trying to write.
Thing is, I have moved to a standing desk. This was initially a problem, as the cat (read, Queen of the Universe) usually sits on my lap while I’m writing. I can sit for a bit at a time, but nowhere like I used to do, so she was complaining. I got her a cat tree for her to sleep in next to the desk and… it worked!
Of course, now she just uses it to climb onto the desk when I’m not paying attention to her. Baby steps.
Anyways, when I’ve had enough of standing, then I can move to my bed and she is more than happy to sit on my lap.
Put all of this together and I am never alone when I write. I dislike having people around when I write, so this is the perfect compromise. I have someone to talk with. She occasionally talks back via purrs and meows. But most of the time, she just keeps me company. I love having my writing buddy around and it always feels weird when she’s not in my room or is sleeping somewhere else that’s warmer.
Writing may be a primarily solitary activity, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one.