I'm not sure where I got that idea from, but I decided to run with it.
No, my kitty Kokopelle normally isn't on the desk. But he sort of photobombed, so I decided to let him get away with it.
Here it is properly. My desk is a mixture of neatness and chaos.
I have my actual work space, and then my "junk drawer" areas. And if it seems odd that I keep a box under my desk, know that I like to put my feet on it. Rather than being in the way, it adds to my comfort.
These last two photos are just minor details of some of what I keep close at hand. The above are tiny plushy kittens and their mother. I have more of the kittens spread throughout my bedroom.
Below is an unnamed fairy lady who I got during the intermission of a ballet years ago.
What's your work space like?