Tucker helps rinse the dishes as we put them in the dishwasher. (My husband calls it the Lick and Hold Cycle.) Jasper is a canine vacuum cleaner; no crumb is left behind. And Athena supervises in the kitchen, providing commentary about the sous chef’s technique.
All of my pets are helpful. For example, recently Calvin and Elsa Clair helped me with some paperwork.
I was attempting to tidy up my office, trying to winnow down the paper tower on my desk that grows when I’m not looking. The result was a small pile of paper intended for the recyclable bag in the garage. I wasn’t quite ready to head downstairs, so I put the pile in the hallway, knowing I’d grab it the next time I left my office.
That’s when Calvin came along.
Seeing an unsorted pile of paper in the hallway, the cat knew immediately that it needed to be cat-aloged.
He lay down on top of it.
Then, the different pages had to be cat-egorized. That required some rolling around on the paper, which made lots of satisfying crinkly rustly noises.
The sound of a cat at work attracted Elsa Clair, who inspected Calvin’s progress.
She found his effort lacking; apparently I needed some tiny holes punched in some of the papers. She and Calvin both worked diligently to complete this important task, using the all-purpose mouth punch.
In addition, some of the pages contained potentially cat-aclysmic content, and thus required shredding; thank goodness each cat had some handy well-sharpened tools to make short work of that assignment.
When they left, satisfied with a job well done, I stopped to admire their accomplishment: well-sorted papers, punched with the appropriate amount of holes, and everything filed in the appropriate spot.
Such helpful cats.
How nice it is to have help with my paperwork.
Do your pets help, too? What kind of tasks do they like to do for you?
This post is part of a Monday Mischief blog hop. Visit some of the blogs below for stories about other pets.