Amidst the frightening coronavirus pandemic—and the daunting headlines associated with it—we're trying to embrace the moments that are becoming familiar: perfecting our morning coffee, dialing into meetings (also happy hours and birthday parties), and trying to find comfort in the chaos.
As many have already pointed out, while the circumstances are inconvenient and disruptive, this might be the perfect opportunity to slow down and recalibrate from the place we know best: home.
Meet our friend BriAnne Wills, the photographer and author behind Girls and their Cats. When Smalls was first starting out, BriAnne helped us shoot our first editorial, and the rest as they say is history.
Girls and their Cats is a photo series that BriAnne started as a way to debunk the 'crazy cat lady' stereotype—because we can all agree: there's nothing stereotypical about a fan of felines. Read more about a day in the life, from her cats (Liza and Tuck) point of view.
Beg for breakfast. And by beg, we mean stare menacingly until we get what we want.
Move closer to the fridge for nap part deux. This way, we'll be ready for dinner.
Continue to nap.
Sprint up and down the hallway for no apparent reason.
Pretend to go to bed
Play with those really fun things we're not supposed to play with (pens? hair ties? that lens cap you've been looking for? oh what about these round funny-smelling yellow things)
[#BeginTLDR#]Of course we love to go out, see the light of day, put on real pants, etc. But we can all agree that sometimes, it’s best to follow our felines’ leads and just… stay in. And now? Well, it seems we don’t really have a choice one way or the other.
To make the most of our mandated OOO, we’re kick-starting a new series of work from home diaries, logging how you and your favorite cat owners and creatives are adjusting to the demands of the day. Join us in your best sweatpants and fuzziest socks as we take a page out of our cats’ book and curl up on the great, cozy couch of life—might as well get comfy because, hey, we’re gonna be here awhile.[#EndTLDR#]