Ahem. At the office meeting two months ago, we took a vote on getting a cat. Two of you voted for it; three of us voted against it. So why do we now have not one but TWO kittens?
And who’s paying for all the stuff these kittens need? Cause if it’s coming out of the office budget that’s designated for supplies or salaries, there are three of us who are going to be mightily pissed off. We’re already over budget - God knows we hear that often enough - and now you’re going to pay for cat toys, food, kitty litter, spaying, and declawing? Care to explain how?
We have some clients with delicate health that quite possibly should not be around animals. (I phrase it this way because I do not know which, if any, of our clients have allergies. That’s not my function in this place and in fact would be an invasion of privacy for me to investigate.) Also, we have other visitors - applicants, board members, and so on. Is it necessary to take the risk of someone having an allergy attack for you to have pets in the office?
And Lord, the bathroom. What a delightful sight to have the litter box - which you promised you would clean before leaving today and then didn’t - placed underneath the sink in full view of everyone who uses that bathroom.
Last but not least, your cats have the run of the office. This means that those of us who do not care to have kittens leaping up on us and snagging our clothes and then strolling around on our desks before settling down on our paperwork have to keep our doors closed, which hinders not only air flow but causes staff members to think we are not available when we are needed. If you want the cats that bad, then why not make the effort to keep them with YOU?
And a special note to the boss - who’s in charge here? If you were going to grit your teeth and get pissed off because cat #2 was added to keep cat #1 company, then why didn’t you make your feelings clear in the first place instead of allowing the secretary to do whatever the hell she wants? Grow a pair, man; it won’t hurt her to have you actually assert some authority once in a while!
I have dogs at home. The key words here are at home. Take your cats there, and keep them there, where pets belong!