Writing is a solitary occupation, or so we are told. I don’t have someone stood by desk I can just run a scenario past or bounce ideas off, but I am lucky enough to have my creative companions. Yes, you guessed it. Pets.
Tara is my now 13 year old golden retriever and she likes nothing more than to settle down next to my desk while I write. She always starts to complain mid-afternoon if I haven’t stopped to feed and take her for a walk. A breath of fresh air can be good if I need to ponder over the next part of my story. It isn’t much fun though, when all I want to do is stay lost in my story.
I’ve also been lucky enough to share my writing journey with two lovely cats Bella and Mags. They came to live with me as older cats, but soon discovered the joy of being a writer’s cat. Keyboards to walk over, papers to sit on, pens and pencils to flick around and a lovely comfortable sofa to curl up and sleep on when the tapping of the keyboard became too much.
Of course, at this time of the year, cats have extra things to amuse them. Christmas trees adorned with tinkling baubles and lots of glittery things. It’s amazing how a shiny tree decoration can provide so many hours of entertainment.
I feel very privileged to have shared many writing hours with such good friends. Do you have creative companions? I’d love to hear about them.