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LJ Idol Topic 3-Smile


I have to share an office at work. It’s not the end of the world but my office mate can be a little distracting. He’s not the best at respecting personal space. He talks non-stop and spends a lot of his time goofing off or sleeping on the desk. He often uses my computer without asking and always messes with the files on my desk. But all of his downfalls aside, he is incredibly sincere. He checks in to see how I’m doing every morning when I come in. He tells me what’s going on in his life with such conviction that I can’t help but to listen, busy as I may be. And he shows me how to have a little fun when I need to loosen up.

I just found out this past week that he’s leaving. I have such mixed emotions. On one hand, I sure as hell will get a lot more work done. On the other, I won’t have that fun distraction when I need it. I know I'll get a new office mate but I doubt they'll have as much personality as he does. I'm sure he's excited about the move...he’ll probably even have his own space where he’s going and will be a lot more comfortable.

The selfish side of me wants him to stay. But when I think about how much joy he'll be bringing into the life of his new owner, I can’t help but smile.





My office mate, Pooch, a soon to be Richmond Animal League alumni.  

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cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
eschatologies
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Aww, I really like this. All the great qualities in a cat perfectly described. Nice work!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! :)
sonarvampress
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
He looks exactly like my kitten, black with big ears and eyes.
cindylou07
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
I love black kitties. :D
muffledlaugh
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Aw, and you made ME smile with this :)
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
thanks friend. I'm glad. :)
on_myway
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I think your entry is ppppuuuuurrrrrrrrrrfect!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
lol thanks!
flrtygrl99
Nov. 4th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Such a cute story! It was extra nice since I didn't see the picture right away. :)
cindylou07
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
thanks! :)
seizetheday
Nov. 5th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
that was so cute!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
thanks!
_mysticalelf
Nov. 5th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
I totally enjoyed reading your entry this week. :)
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
thanks so much! :)
pixiebelle
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
LOVE it! But you should have known that already! Yay for Pooch and his new home!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
:)
plastrickland23
Nov. 5th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this! I'm such a cat lady. I have 5...one black one, JellyBean. Purrs are how a cat smiles! P.
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
ME too. Pooch would probably be living with me if I didn't already have so many. :D

Thanks for reading!
libra_dragon
Nov. 5th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Aww this was really sweet and wonderful to read. It made me think of my black cat who recently passed away.
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
thanks for reading!

I'm sorry for the loss of your kitty. :(
shadowwolf13
Nov. 5th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Aw! How cute! :D
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
thanks :D
brand0new0day
Nov. 5th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
I usually share my office with a big black Lab who likes to try to sit on my lap when I'm working. Great entry!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
aw, I love doggies too. :)

Thanks for reading!
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cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
thanks so much! :D
adamant_turtle
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! Had me going there...
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
:D
rejeneration
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Aww, he's so sweet and I love how you wove him into the story!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
thanks so much!
my_name_is_jenn
Nov. 6th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
I love how you did this.

And he is very handsome. :)
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
thanks!

isn't he?! :D
cacophonesque
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Best of luck to Pooch!

This was very sweet. I have a home office mate. Sometimes he even steals the keys off of my boyfriend's keyboard. :)
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
thanks! :)
walkertxkitty
Nov. 7th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Fun take on the topic! I share my office with a scruffy young'un who likes to dig through the papers, knock things over, and randomly turn the computer off and on. He also farts like a champ, real room clearers.
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I tell you some animals really can clear a room with their gas, lol. :)
poppetawoppet
Nov. 7th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
HAHAHA nice fake out. :D
gildedage
Nov. 7th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
OH POOCH. This almost makes me miss my cat laying all over me and attacking the printer while I work.
jenandbronze
Nov. 7th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
What a stunning, shiny black kitty! She is definitely adoring at you at the camera! I loved this entry!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!
malruniel11
Nov. 7th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Oh he's so sweet!! I have a thing for black cats.
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
He really is. I love black kitties too!
karmasoup
Nov. 7th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
I've got an office mate just like this one at home... very noisy! Btw, what is Richmond Animal League?
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
It's a no-kill animal shelter. I work there as the Volunteer Coordinator. :)
majesticarky
Nov. 7th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
Aw. Very cute entry. It's great that your office mate is getting a new office to be annoying/cute at!
cindylou07
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
thanks! I'm excited for him. :)
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