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15 Pets Who Are So Happy You’re Not at Home Right Now

All of my kids go to school now and, as a work-from-home mom, it’s been an adjustment — a wonderful one. I still have one child who is home part-time since she only goes to school twice a week, but those two days alone are like magic to me. It’s been a long time (like 8 years) since I’ve not had a child or two, or three at home crying, screaming, begging for food, or needing attention and so the first time all my kids went to school in September — I sat here at home not sure what I should do.

The world was at my fingertips!

Should I get all the work done? Finally get a good house cleaning routine going? Go shopping? Sleep all day? Oh, the possibilities were endless and I love it. Which, was a little strange to me because I thought for sure I would be bored, unsure what to do with the slowed down chaos and quite — but I quickly figured it out. And now, I can’t wait for those two days during the week where the house is all to myself.

It’s a rare treat and with my fourth child just around the corner (in less than a month), these quiet alone days are numbered. Once you have that, it’s hard to give it up because it’s nice not to work around someone else and you know — just be.

Pets feel that way too, I’m sure of it. I wondered if my two cats got bored and sad when no one is at home, but as I began to experience that myself, I realized that yeah, they probably love it too and are happy when you’re not at home.

Click through to see 15 pets who are so happy you’re not at home right now:

  • What Pets Do When They’re Home Alone 1 of 16
    Pets

    Because we all do something a little different when no one's around, right?

  • Time for a Swim 2 of 16
    01-4

    He's never allowed in the house to swim, unless no one is home.

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  • Drink Until Sick 3 of 16
    02-2

    He always seems to have his milk bowl taken when humans are around. House to himself = all the milk, ever.

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  • Down Time 4 of 16
    03-6

    Who doesn't like to relax with a little cold beverage? Now he can cause no one is here to judge.

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  • Eat All the Snacks 5 of 16
    04-5

    His human companions always swat him away when he goes near the chips, like they're totally great for them? Now he can eat them all.

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  • Get a Little Closer 6 of 16
    05-5

    There's something fascinating about the fan and now that no one is here, he can indulge in watching it closer.

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  • They DO Love Each Other 7 of 16
    06-

    He pretends to disapprove of the new family member when you're around because you give him extra treats, but he really does like him. Like love, really.

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  • Uninterrupted Sleep 8 of 16
    07-6

    You can't get the perfect nap during the day if you've got other people at home making noise. He's soaking in the time.

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  • All Mine 9 of 16
    08-4

    No more needing to share the iPad!

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  • Show Your Real Self 10 of 16
    10-4

    He doesn't have to chase him around when he really doesn't want to. When no one is home, they're secret best friends.

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  • His Spot 11 of 16
    11-2

    No one is around to try to steal his spot...s on the ouch. So he takes two seats, he deserves it.

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  • The BEST SPOT 12 of 16
    12-2

    He gets to have the BEST spot in the whole house for some sunbathing. No one coming around moving him or thinking his belly is available to rub.

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  • Pool Party 13 of 16
    13-

    They've always wanted to do this, now they can cause you're not home to see it.

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  • Party is On 14 of 16
    14-1

    He can dress up with no one wonder what he's planning next -- he's always wanted a solo party!

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  • It’s All So Much Fun 15 of 16
    15-

    I mean, this is what I imagine my cats doing when I'm not home. Totally legit.

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  • Best Friends 16 of 16
    09-5

    No one to say "no" when you ask if your friend from the park can stay for dinner. You can invite over who ever you want.

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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from  on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!

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