Working from home has its perks, but there are also new challenges to deal with that may not have come up when you’re working at the office.

Your pet may be a little over-excited to have you home all the time, and may not realise that you cannot pay them as much attention as usual while you are dealing with work.

Chief Meterologist of WFIE-TV Jeff Lyons learned this the hard way when his cat Betty decided she wanted some attention in the middle of a weather forecast. “Working from home has been an adventure. I have my studio and green screen set up in the dining room. It’s nice to have a 30-second commute after the late news,” he said in an interview with BoredPanda.

“Betty was under the dining room table during one weathercast, and the director asked to see her, so I held her up for the camera. We just had the final 30-second weather to do, so I kept her in my arms just for fun…little did I know !”
Lyons’ views have climbed since Betty has become his co-weather anchor.
“The outpouring for this silly cat has been crazy,” said Lyons. “I’ve spent 34 years in local TV as a meteorologist, so I am used to being known around this area (southern Indiana), but this is something that has really thrown me for a loop!”
Picture: Jeff Lyons

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.