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Dell Pets: Behind the Scenes with Scruffy


Scruffy N. | Dell Technologies Sidekick | France

Meet Scruffy, a super affectionate and loving 2-year-old Norwegian Forest cat. She is a very agile hunter, so mice beware!

Originally Published: July 27, 2023

What’s a typical day in the life for Scruffy? 

She can either be found sleeping in one of her favourite places - on our bed watching me work on the sofa, in the office watching my husband work, or on one of the chairs under the dining table. When she is not sleeping, she is either eating or out and about in the garden or surrounding fields, often coming home with lots of seeds and stuff stuck in her fur.

How does Dell’s flexible, hybrid work environment support Scruffy?

Getting her during the pandemic meant she got very used to us being at home, and since cats are creatures of habit, she needs to have people around her to feel happy. Being hybrid means she doesn’t feel lonely during the day, can receive regular moments of love, and can go out to play in the garden with the confidence that we will be here when she comes home. She is also a bit of a princess and likes doors and windows opened for her versus using her cat flap, so working from home means she gets to be pampered and come in via any opening whenever she wants! 

What are Scruffy’s favorite things to do?

She loves to climb trees, and she has special paws that mean she can run down trees as easily as she can run up them. She loves to sprint across the garden, straight up a tree, and then straight back down, just to show off! She also loves helping us garden; weeding can be complicated as she will pounce on anything you are pulling up. She also loves cuddles and spends most evenings snuggled up against one of us on the sofa.

What is Scruffy’s favorite treat?

Anything fishy or licking out bowls of cereal left on the side!

scruffy in tree

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