#Helpful, Not Helpful

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

For example:

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!

GGK going from hilarity to “Holy shit! Put that thing away!” in a matter of seconds.

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.


Not quite as dynamic.


17 thoughts on “#Helpful, Not Helpful

  1. Well, if you follow Maru at all, you know he has had ample practice with all kinds of boxes. One video has him going around their house in a box! Maybe that’s what keeps their floors so shiny. I think Olivia did a good job for her first attempt!! 😉

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      • Ariana likes to sit in boxes but is more into plastic bags, which I try not to leave lying around since she got one hooked around her neck and started racing around the house like a mad thing trying to get it off. Thank goodness she couldn’t get outside at the time, although she was in no danger of choking or anything – just panicking because it was following her around! 😀

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