I’ve been very busy, helping around the house. Mom appreciates it especially this month, because she’s trying NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again this year. Sometimes she finishes, sometimes she doesn’t, sometimes she doesn’t even try. This year, I think she’ll do it. That’s probably because I’ve been so helpful lately.
I regret that I couldn’t help Charlie put in the sink, but I’m not too terribly fond of water, you know, so I steered clear of anything to do with that particular project.
I did help him paint the basement steps, though. I know he was proud of me, because he made sure Mom saw what I had done. He made certain to point out every single contribution I made, especially this particularly fine example.
I would have been happy to carry the detailing through onto the bare wood of the kitchen floor, but Charlie had thoughtlessly put down newspapers, so he has nobody but himself to blame. Oh, well — Another time!
Even though I’m a domestic shorthair, I’m not much for housework, but here I am, helping Mom make the bed. You might think she takes that for granted, but she doesn’t. She even says, quite often, “Every time I start to make the bed, there you are!” I hope your human is as diligent as mine are about giving credit where credit is due. It makes one’s hard work worthwhile, to know it’s noticed and remarked on.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: What do you do to help your human(s) out around the house and yard?
JaneNovember 2, 2013 at 11:12am
Squirrel Catkin here:
I also help make the bed. I dive under the sheets when they fly into the air so that I can help work out the bunching problem. She never gets them straight on the first try. If she would just get taller, or more spry, like me, she could do a better job.
Marian AllenNovember 2, 2013 at 11:43am
Katya says that every human needs a cat around the house. Nothing keeps a human spry like nearly tripping over a thing with claws and sharp teeth every step. I think she means that the thing has claws and sharp teeth, not every step. Although, come to think of it, that, too.