October 9th 2011 10:04 pm
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I'm such a big help to the humans! Really, it's hard to imagine how they ever got along without me.
In the morning, I meow and bat my catnip mousies around noisily to help them wake up. When they eat breakfast, I sit on the edge of the table and encourage them to eat. When they read the newspaper, I sit on top of it to help hold it down and keep it from blowing away. Meow, and did I mention making the bed? How could they possibly accomplish this task unless I jumped up to help them? I walk around to each corner (preferably while they are working on it) to make sure everything is in place.
Most household tasks require my participation to be successful. For laundry, my job is to roll on the dirty laundry to flatten it so it fits into the machine, and then when it comes out I have to shed hair on it so it looks and smells as good as it did before washing. For dusting, I have to swipe the duster to make sure it goes into all the corners. This requires a lot of running around on my part and tends to be exhausting!
My humans' "artistic" endeavors also require my help. What would dad paint or sculpt without me to inspire him and serve as his muse? How could mom play her violin without me nearby to keep an eye on her bow and make sure it stays on the strings?
Just writing about all these activities is making me kind of tired. If the humans can manage without me for an hour or so, I think I'll take a little nap. . . .
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:)) they really can be happy to live with you, athena!
i do not understand why mine after reading your entry (i hope you excuse the indignity, but i had to allow her today!) sighed, pet my head and said "you're perfect as audience, dear. no need to exhaust yourself..."