Thursday, April 19, 2007

Household Chores Through the Eyes of my Cat

Much to my everlasting disappointment, Prada isn't much help around the house. In spite of the fact Chris and I often leave the house asking Prada to do the dishes or pick up a little, she isn't much one for pitching in. Here is a list of how I imagine she sees household chores in her own voice (translated by me).

  1. Vacuuming - loud, rude, scary machine which usually strikes when I am deep into a weekend afternoon nap. I try for a few seconds to make friends with the vacuum, but it is so loud it doesn't hear my attempts at small talk. Furthermore, I spend many of my waking hours distributing fur and milk rings on the carpet. I don't appreciate it undoing my work so quickly.

  2. Dusting - this is one of the more agreeable household duties. Fun feather-like swifter items are used which is really a cat toy in disguise. Why else would people dust in slow circular motions? Clearly enticing a cat is the idea here. I also help out with this task by using my tail as I walk along surfaces. And they say I don't do anything.

  3. Cleaning of the bathroom - I like the toilet a lot. Cleaning usually involves making the water go round and round the bowl. This is one of my favorite things to watch. Other than this feature of bathroom cleaning, I'm not really affected. I only use the bathroom as a waiting area in the morning to remind these people to feed me.

  4. Doing dishes - I really don't see what the big fuss is about here. My dish rarely gets cleaned and you don't see me complaining. However, I like that doing the dishes requires the people to stand very close to where the kitty treats are kept. If I hang around long enough (trying to avoid getting splashed), I sometimes get a little treat when the dishes are finished. This is worth it.

  5. Bed making - MY MOST FAVORITE CHORE - I wish this happened more. First, beds are kind of my thing. Burrowing under the covers, snuggling up with my people, lots of good petting happens in the soft and fluffy bed. When sheet changing day comes, I make sure I am around for the fun. Even though I get short of breath, I like to get on the unmade mattress and have the layers of bedding added over me. The first layer is the fitted sheet, it goes on like a huge parachute. Woo hoo! Next, is the flat sheet. At this point, I roll over onto my back with all four paws in the air. My people play with me through the sheet by tickling my tummy and paws. So much fun! This is followed by a blanket and then a down comforter. By this point, I am a little worn out so I usually take a nap. Love it! Sometimes I get stuck under all the covers, but I always find my way out though the side. Really, this whole changing of the sheets should happen way more often.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Prada sounds like such a sweetheart :)