my dog... truly suffers for my art. she looooooves to spend time with me while crafting, and when I'm least suspecting it, she'll back that furry butt right up to my leg, and continue to back into my leg until I pet her, which is always accompanied by loud barking.
I'm always incredibly startled when she does this and it usually results in me knocking something over onto her (most recently, some home made glitter glue paint. she's rather sparkly. The vet didn't appreciate it in the slightest.)
for the record, this is her: