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Jigsaw - an unlikely pastime

December 3rd 2012 10:38 pm
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My mum produced a box with a picture on. The picture has a cat in it, a little like Josie actually. But when mum opened the box - disaster.

"Oh no!" I said. "Some idiot has cut the picture up into hundreds of pieces.!

"That's OK," said my mum. "That's how I bought it."

"oh no!" I said. "Some idiot has bought a picture cut up into hundreds of pieces."

But mum reckons this is a good pastime for a winter afternoon. As you know I'm always keen to learn so I settled down to watch.

At first she flipped through all the pieces and threw most back in the box. She said she was looking for straight edges. I can do that. I pushed my paw in the box and stirred the pieces up and mum was right. That is a good pastime.

Then I noticed that she was picking out some and lining them up so I grabbed a piece and jumped under the table to arrange it how I had seen her do it.

Apparently this is a bad thing. For all that mum had hundreds of pieces for herself she couldn't spare even one. I did keep trying. I thought maybe if I chose a smaller piece or a different colour then that would be alright but my mum is so greedy she kept grabbing them back.

The jigsaw is not finished. Not by a long way so whilst mum has carefully covered everything up for now I reckon I can have another go. You wouldn't think that cutting up a picture could be such fun but it is.


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 12:00 am

MOL - I'd probably be stealing pieces too!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 3:04 am

If you take the pieces your mum can't finish her jigsaw. I hope she appreciates your help. Sometimes our humans don't fully appreciate our talents and our willingness to learn. You only have to teach a cat ones and we get it. Dogs it takes several times before they get it.
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 8:18 am

What color is the cat?
Purred by: Toby (Catster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 10:36 pm

The cat is a calico like Josie is. Mum says that's better than being black like me as the pieces will be different colours. She hopes! She is still very much around the edges.
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 10:44 pm

My Mom gave up on jigsaw puzzles when we came along. MOL She sticks to the computerized ones now, as we can't keep our paws out of anything!

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