Quarantine Weather Reports Constantly Interrupted By Talkative Pooch
With much of North America working remotely from home, there are bound to be some ruff days as pets and their people adjust to so much togetherness. One meteorologist from St. Louis had us cracking up, as his dog Maple clearly wanted to be the star of his show!
When NBC5 On Your Side’s Chief Meterologist Scott Connell tried to film a tease from home, his King Charles Cavalier Maple wasn’t having any of it.
Anybody else have a dog that really wants to be part of every experience? Working from home certainly has its challenges. Little Miss Maple apparently thought the squirrel in the backyard was worthy of my attention while trying to tape the tease for the late news Tuesday night. She's just a little spunky for sure!
Posted by Scott Connell on Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Maple didn’t give any cares as he barked and yipped, trying to alert her clearly oblivious dad to the dangers of squirmy squirrels in the back yard. Maple’s barks were timed perfectly as each one hilariously coincided with her dad’s redoing a take for his weather report.
Connell’s constant interruptions from Maple kept forcing him to retake, and even when he tried to get Maple to come and stay by his side, Maple wasn’t having any of it. It was only when Connell had his hand on Maple the entire time that she gave him enough quiet to make it all the way through…just barely, though. Because, you know…squirrels are serious business and wait for no one.
The meteorologist posted the bloopers on Facebook, wondering it was just him who was having a hard time with pets who want to be part of every work from home experience.
Turns out that he’s NOT, as the Interwebs have been full of people posting about how their pets are presenting themselves in the most inconvenient of ways while their humans work from home.
Some pets are being the ever judgy bosses…
meetings with my manager are a little different during mandated work from home pic.twitter.com/SwFOlOPSEH
— bradley babendir (@therealbradbabs) March 12, 2020
While others are literally showing their rears in protest of working from home….
thoughts and prayers to everyone out there trying to work from home with a pet that does not understand the concept pic.twitter.com/zWLaLWyZg8
— Anagha Srikanth (@anasrikanth) March 12, 2020
Others are requiring some serious hand-holding through this whole COVID-19 thing…
Work from home, they said. You’ll just be as productive. Clearly they haven’t met my dog, who requires me to hold her paws. pic.twitter.com/7vKjY251ys
— Alex Wilcox (@Ms_Alex_W) March 12, 2020
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While others insist that work be all about THEM…
Everyday. Excuse my messy desk. pic.twitter.com/saSTTrTgy9
— Raven Vz (@blackedraven) March 12, 2020
Then there’s that sound that we all know the second we hear it…coming at the most inopportune times…
The people on this conference call don’t know, but I BARELY muted my micrphone before my dog did something I can only describe as a yell barf.
— Hand Stanitizer Horaczek (@stanhoraczek) March 18, 2020
And those who just give in and let their pets win.
How I imagine pretty much every video conference meeting is going for anyone working from home who has a cat. pic.twitter.com/NYS3bpLkyw
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) March 19, 2020
Of course, you always have those micromanager bosses who insist on being in the middle of EVERYthing…
Studies have shown that pets boost our sense of well-being and creativity. They also sit on our hands while we’re trying to type. pic.twitter.com/fdbx92ajrX
— Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek) March 12, 2020
Mine’s a bit of a micromanager… pic.twitter.com/V4CBhz7L6c
— SuchFertileChaos (@OldATXMonster) March 13, 2020
But then, there are always those who don’t care how you get it done, as long as it’s done and you don’t bother them!
Meet Lily! On our last day of Alamo Staffs' #WFHPets
Lily is a French Bulldog and just doesn't get this whole "Work From Home" thing. "Don't these humans know that their only job should be petting and playing with me?"
How are your pets handling their new jobs? pic.twitter.com/LBZsUsEpi8
— The Alamo (@OfficialAlamo) April 17, 2020
These are definitely different times, and it’s unprecedented that we’re home as much as we are. Our pets are doing their best to cope with us, and hey…who can blame them for wanting to get into some of the quarantine action?
Do you have any pet work-from-home pics you want to share with us? We’d love to see!