If you have a computer, chances are good your cat will jump on it and get in the way, spill liquid across your keyboard, or walk across your keyboard and erase important files. Since cats seem attracted to computers, make sure you discourage your cat from getting in the way of your work.

First, make sure your cat can’t easily access your computer. Next, make sure you never put any liquids near your computer where your cat could knock it over and spill it over your keyboard. Secure all wires so your cat can’t yank them out.

With so many precautions, it might seem simpler just to get another pet, but cat lovers know that part of the joy of keeping a cat is wondering how it will mess up your life next, with or without a computer.

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