If you’ve been working with a team of people for a long period of time and then you find yourself suddenly thrown into working alone at home, you can find yourself in need of someone to talk to. Now working from home may have its perks but great conversations isn’t one of them. And it’s not the important things you really end up missing the most, often its those lunches out and early friday drinks with coworkers. Just the common chit chat like “did you see that YouTube video,” or “I can’t believe that person just shared that photo.” The sort of stuff you might say to the person sitting next to you or in passing at the water cooler. When you’re at home there isn’t anyone there to chit chat with during the day. That’s when I find myself talking to my cats. Before you put me in the crazy category, I know that they don’t really understand what I’m saying. It’s just nice to say something out loud to something living when you’re working alone. At times I find myself telling the cats when I’m running out for coffee or for lunch, to “hold my calls”. If you do something similar with your cat or dog, there isn’t anything wrong with it. I’ve heard similar stories from a number of people. At least it’s a little less creepy then talking to yourself all the time. When you go from a large group to a solo operation it’s great to have someone there, even if they aren’t going to respond verbally.