Same with packing.
Over the years, I've devised a few strategies for dealing with his royal highness. We always have a post/house/tower thing for him to scratch his claws on and look out the window at the birds, bunnies or squirrels. Thankfully, Winston only scratches here and doesn't destroy furniture. Our floor is also covered with toys, which helps a little. But when I'm reading, writing or studying for school (which is a lot), he can be a major nuisance. I can't always have him on my lap or entertain him at the drop of a hat. So my friend suggested I tie his favorite toy to a chair.
This certainly helped for when he's crazy hyper, but when he wants to snuggle, I was out of luck. So the other day at target, we found the best invention ever. This bed. Technically it's a dog bed. But Winston doesn't mind.
Now most days he can be found in his bed when he isn't playing. Either hoarding his toys, or sleeping...
Or he simply rests his weary bones. But the most important thing is, he leaves me alone for hours at a time. I think he loves the support the sides provide and he feels cozy and safe. Maybe I'm nuts, but that's my theory. Either way, I HIGHLY suggest a similar purchase if you have a needy pet. It's made working soooo much easier.
P.S.- Sorry for the questionable quality of some of these photos. It's my phone's fault. I don't always have access to a camera at the exact moment I need it.
P.P.S.- Thank you for tolerating my excessive number of cat photos. But since this post is technically about a house purchase, I felt I could squeeze it in there. That and it's a total life-saver.