Here are a few creative products designed to keep your pet off your computer.
Ok, so the pets still stay on the desk, but with the Kitt-In box ($29.99, TheRefinedFeline.com), but at least they don't have to take up any precious desk top real estate. A clamp attaches this pet bed to the edge of your desk for pooch perching, or set it right on top if you've got some extra space.
If your big guy doesn't get on your desk, but still needs a space to lay while you're working, try re-creating this DIY desk project. Jamie Kovach shared this project at Design Sponge, turning a few planks of plywood and two IKEA desk legs into a multi-functional desk-slash-dog-crate.
If you just can't keep kitty from laying down on your laptop, try this crazy creative solution from the Sky Mall catalog: Catnix Workspace Partitions ($37.99, Skymall.com) work like fences to keep fluffy from setting foot near your machine. They also double as anti-glare and privacy blockers, if needed.