As I’ve stated before, cats are about as helpful as a toddler with a handful of sharpened knives. Perhaps I have naively misinterpreted their intentions.
The reality may be that they just want to seed chaos and destruction veiled in a guise of wide eyed, furry “helpfulness.” #sorrynotsorry
1. EVERYONE has to help give Birdie her night time meds. This pill was described by the vet as so bitter that I have it frozen in butter, wrapped in a pill pocket, and coated in Fancy Feast. Part of its purpose is anti-anxiety so the entire clowder trailing me = not helpful.
2. MomBert’s kitten GGK who is a spaz helps monitor mom’s bath. I also got bath “help” this week. Miles stepping down from the edge of the tub on to my boobs as I tried to lay in the tub and read reminded me why I firmly close the door during bath time. He needed to put his face in my face RIGHT NOW!
3. GGK also does litter boxes. Not helpful. This photo was adorable until I asked MomBert what GGK want rolling around in.
4. GGK’s companion Tilly makes beds. She HAS to “help” with this because the kitten sized lump under the sheets is GGK. Not helpful.
5. I’ve seen the videos where cats “help” their owners do yoga by laying in just the right spot on the mat or gracefully balancing on their owner’s back presumably without claws. That’s not how it goes down at our house.
The cats either take their nine lives in to their own paws by positioning themselves right where my ass is about to land or they bring me mousie to throw. The other night, Miles was busy checking out the dude on the talking screen because that guy was not laying on the living room floor squealing like a stuck pig because his arm and shoulder just Charley horsed. Thanks for the help, buddy.
The only actual help came from Olivia Wigglebothum. A friend shared a cat video of a very floofy cat sliding into various boxes and scooting across the the floor. Could I PLEASSSSSSSEE get my cats to do that? I pointed out that the floors at this cat’s house looked a lot shinier and cleaner than my floors, but we would try.
So I set out an appropriate box to see who would take the bait. The Wigglebothum.