The Animals' iView

Your Co-Worker Has Fur (or Feathers or Scales): Viva La Difference!

May 14, 2020 Lizanne Flynn Season 3 Episode 9
The Animals' iView
Your Co-Worker Has Fur (or Feathers or Scales): Viva La Difference!
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The Animals' iView
Your Co-Worker Has Fur (or Feathers or Scales): Viva La Difference!
May 14, 2020 Season 3 Episode 9
Lizanne Flynn

Your working from home hasn't just changed everything for you and your human family - it's also dramatically altered your relationship with your companion animal. Maybe on the surface it seems all is the same. From the Animals' perspective, there's likely quite a bit more energy with which to interact! At first they may have perceived it would be a party all the time - after all, you're not at work. What could be better than that? If, however, your work "persona" came home with you and is different than your home persona, your animal companion may be feeling a bit out of sorts with this new energy. As well, if you're an essential worker extra stress you bring home could be being mirrored back to you by your companion animal. Clear communication is best - always. And - taking the anxiety out of separation should you also be returning to work is best done in a neutral and positive way. They will follow your lead. Show them how to be as fluid as possible during these changing times while staying grounded in compassion. 

Show Notes

Your working from home hasn't just changed everything for you and your human family - it's also dramatically altered your relationship with your companion animal. Maybe on the surface it seems all is the same. From the Animals' perspective, there's likely quite a bit more energy with which to interact! At first they may have perceived it would be a party all the time - after all, you're not at work. What could be better than that? If, however, your work "persona" came home with you and is different than your home persona, your animal companion may be feeling a bit out of sorts with this new energy. As well, if you're an essential worker extra stress you bring home could be being mirrored back to you by your companion animal. Clear communication is best - always. And - taking the anxiety out of separation should you also be returning to work is best done in a neutral and positive way. They will follow your lead. Show them how to be as fluid as possible during these changing times while staying grounded in compassion.