First celebrated in 1999, TYPTWW runs from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 this year.
But many writers get to celebrate it EVERY day! Our furry companions often take it upon themselves to become part of the creative process.
Read on to meet some of the "assistants" to the authors at Here Be Magic...
|Scruff keeps Maureen Bonatch |
in her writing chair!
Initially he believed his job was to challenge me to find time to write while chasing a puppy who tried to eat the push pins that fell from my writing boards.
Now he often lays behind my chair to make sure I don't try to escape and I get the words on the page." ~ Maureen L. Bonatch
|Linda Mooney's writing buddies|
"At first, I was slightly irritated with them for this “constant” interruption, until I realized that (1) I needed to get my butt out of chair and my eyes off the screen every now and then, and (2) my going outside to throw the ball was beneficial to both of us.
"They’re my writing buddies, I love them dearly, and Bo also makes an excellent foot warmer in the winter months." ~ Linda Mooney
|Cloud proves cats make great supervisors|
|Cindy Spencer Pape's canine brigade|
|PG Forte's pals take her happiness seriously|
"If it’s nighttime, the big one will try and make me go to bed whenever he’s tired because, apparently, he can’t sleep until he knows I’m tucked safely away.
"I suppose you could say that making sure I take regular breaks for exercise and food, and that I don’t stay up all night contributes to my health, which counts as contributing to my writing? Yeah. It’s a stretch. But they make me happy, and that definitely counts." ~ PG Forte
|Dani Harper's first|
Official Muse, Scooby
"Currently, my writing assistant is Toby, who feels it’s his sworn duty to cram into my lap while I write (and that’s where he is right now as I type this.) I often have to move his chubby little chin off my keyboard…
|Tux and Toby are Dani's current assistants|
More About TAKE YOUR PET TO WORK WEEK –
The idea is credited to Pet Sitters International. The purpose is to draw attention to the many benefits of pets as companions and to encourage adoptions from shelters and rescue organizations. It is traditionally celebrated the week after Father’s Day.
Take Your Pet To Work Week®, Take Your Dog to Work Day® and Take Your Cat To Work Day® are trademarked by PSI.