Having a studio that is open to the rest of the house has a few risks, especially if one is a pet owner.
This morning I went to get to work (at 9am, thank you very much!) and I found that one of our four cats left a memento on the chair at my easel. Clearly, the offender didn't have enough time to get to their usual spot for barfing up hairballs, which is usually on the hand made persian rug in our office or right outside our bedroom door, where Doug invariably steps on it first thing in the morning.
So a little scrubbing had to be done, a towel located to sit upon, and then to work.