Household chores are at the very bottom of my list of things I enjoy doing. I’m fortunate that I have two feline helpers who make the whole process a lot more fun each week, because they seem to think that some aspects of household chores are actually kitty playtime.
At the top of the list is changing the sheets. Allegra is particularly adept at this particular task. She loves to “ride the mattress” when I turn it. Then she dives under the fitted sheet as I try to fasten it to the mattress. Once that is successfully accomplished, complete with kitty lump under the sheet, she’ll move on to
crawling inside the duvet cover helping me put the duvet cover on.
Ruby is a very talented bathroom cleaning assistant. From sitting on the vanity watching closely while I clean the sink to “guarding” dirty towels, the bathroom is Ruby’s domain.
Allegra also likes to assist with dusting. She thinks the feather duster makes a great toy.
The one thing they both agree on, though, is that I should skip vacuuming the house. Even though Allegra tolerates the vaccuum cleaner, both she and Ruby think that vacuum cleaners and cats just don’t go together. Ruby escapes to the very top of the cat tree while I vacuum and gives the “monster” the evil eye. Allegra watches from a chair underneath the dining room table, and will occasionally attack the vacuum cleaner cord.
Do your kitties help with household chores?