From border collie-gues to bunny buddies, UK pets cause work from home mayhem

With many offices still closed across the UK, millions of Brits continue to work from home alongside partners and pets instead of their usual colleagues.

While some pets offer loving company for those working from home, others are proving slightly more distracting!

Sofa and carpet specialist, ScS, has asked the nation to share the most hilarious pictures of pets getting in the way of people’s work during lockdown for the chance to win big.

The competition closes at 23:59 on Monday March 15, when a lucky winner will be picked to receive a brand-new sofa set from ScS worth over £1,200.

Here are just some of the brilliant entries that have been submitted so far, from dazed dogs to cheeky cats, we hope these brighten up your day.

Scott Mckie, 37, from Nottingham

Working from home means Scott’s colleagues can no longer get on his back, but Dwarf Netherland rabbit Furby still can! Furby does chip in occasionally though, helping to shred confidential papers and giving Scott little kisses of encouragement.

Sarah Lewis, 38, from Bromley

Sarah’s little pet, Bear, has been caught catnapping on the job! Sarah says he hates being ignored so regularly joins in with her work Zoom calls, and when he’s not getting enough attention, Bear will simply lay down on her laptop.

Charlotte Bell, 27, from Rainham

Milo has been Charlotte’s border collie-gue for the last five years and never fails to cheer her up, which has been great during lockdown. She says Milo fills her days with furry cuddles and laughs, but isn’t great at answering the phone!

Robert Dunham, 41, from Salisbury

Robert took Biscuit in when he was a stray kitten and he sure is sweet! Biscuit loves to spend every moment by Robert’s side and helps keep his keyboard nice and warm by laying directly on it – it’s tiring work though!

Donna Andrews, 45, from Wadhurst

Donna and Fraser added little Albert to their family back in February and now he never leaves their side. Albert even helps out with work on their land by taking charge of the tractor!

Elaine Bromilow, 49, from Blackburn

Ivor may be working from home, but he still dresses smartly for important meetings. Owner Elaine says Ivor is the perfect colleague as he always remains ‘pawsitive’, is great at helping her de-stress and is deaf, so doesn’t complain about her singing along to the radio!

Elizabeth Gontsarova, 28, from Liverpool

Elizabeth often finds Nemo the corgi by her laptop and says that he is always happy to lend a hand, or paw, to help out with her work. Nemo likes to introduce himself to Elizabeth’s colleagues by barking as soon as she takes herself off mute.

Paul Baker, 54, from Holyhead

Einstein the cat always brings bright ideas to Paul’s meetings and loves saying hello to his colleagues. Paul says Einstein’s cheeky face helps break the ice on calls and makes conversations far cheerier and more light-hearted.

Kelly Bucher, 40, from Lancashire

Loki struggles with early starts but turns his laptop on so his boss thinks he’s working. Owner Kelly says that despite taking the occasional nap, Loki is always supportive, attentive and by her side.

Carrie Carpenter, 38, from Southampton

Digby makes Carrie’s working from home life so much easier. He’s always there for support, is a great listener and even steps in to take her calls while she’s making lunch!

If you want to enter your pet into the competition or to see other hilarious photos, check out Scs’ website.

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