My cat, that imperious creature, took over my desk while I was trying to work. He doesn't want to be petted or bothered in any way. He just wants me to know that he is there. He didn't do any of my correspondence or deal with any of my debts--just hogged the secretary to assert his regal rights.
This is the same cat who bit me a couple of months ago, sending me to urgent care for antibiotics and a tetanus shot. (He was hurt, so I've MOSTLY forgiven him for biting me).
He's recovered well, as you can see, and is back to being cat-like.
If only I could train him to do office chores. I might be a bit less reluctant to share the space if he could claw through some invoices. What do you think? After all, people train their cats to use toilets and things like that. :)