Hello friendlies! Lulu here with part two of my three part series on managing your coworkers! Now, as you may recall, last week I showed you how to get a slacking-off coworker to get up from their desk and play with you. You may also recall that I ran into a little snag where another coworker (also known as Mama) had set up a tripod and camera in the Designated Play Area A with the intention of using it for a video call. Technically this was my fault for failing to check the play area reservation calendar, which would have shown that time had been blocked out for the space to be used for a teleconference. In this sort of situation you have to be adaptable, and so it was off to Designated Play Area B.
Now, you may be wondering what makes a room a good Designated Play Area. The two main rules are, it has to have enough space for you to be silly, and it has to have carpeting (or the equivalent) so you don’t slip and fall down. This is why the living room is Designated Play Area A, because it has the largest expanse of open carpet. The bedroom, on the other hand, has very little open carpet space, but it does have the bed, which as previously noted serves as an elevated play platform. An added benefit of the elevated platform is that it makes it easy to wave your paws in your coworker’s face, which is sometimes necessary when their focus starts to drift. This is one way to keep your coworker engaged in entertaining you. Another is to make silly faces at them, and a third is to run in circles around them. In this next video, I demonstrate all of these techniques, plus the time-honored “mouthing of the hand” tradition, which helps to remind your coworker that you have teeth, even though—being a team player—you choose not to use them.
Tune in next week for my final installment, where I convince my coworker we need to go outside and get a little fresh air. This is Lulu, rolling over and out!