Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuxie Tuesday

Mom could learn a lot from me if she paid attention. She took this picture of me washing up after I had my dinner. It's a lesson she should learn. When she is sewing like a maniac, she makes dinner and then just puts the dishes on the counter and leaves them there. Tsk, tsk. Things are so much harder to clean if they are left to sit for a few days.

Case in point. Mom got home from day hunting last night, fed me my dinner (as usual) then sat down to read her tippy tappy lapbox. When her tummy started growling, she put the lapbox aside and went into the kitchen. I heard a big sigh, and then she came back into the living room rubbing her face. She walked around for a few minutes then went back into the kitchen.

I heard pots banging and the water running. She was washing the dishes. This went on for about half an hour. Maybe less, I don't know, I'm a cat!

The next thing I heard was Mom rummaging around in the cold box, taking stuff out and putting stuff on the kitchen counter. Naturally I had to investigate. She was cutting up some yukky green stuff and doing other stupid cooking stuff. She went outside to cut some stupid green herby stuff from her garden and put it on her foods. Then she sat down to eat.

Guess what she did when she was all done? She washed all her dinner dishes and the pots she used to cook with. But that's not the kicker. When she was finished, and the kitchen was nice and clean, the counters were empty of stuff (so much easier for me to get up there now), she comes into the living room and says to me, "Millie, it's so much better to take care of the dirty stuff right away."

Really? I mean, Mom, really?

Have I told you lately how glad I am to be a cat?


Monday walkers said...

Yes, you are lucky, Millie...........hoomans are really a bit thick!

Noela Sydney Australia

Poppy Q said...

My mum never does the dishes straight away either. She does usually put them in the dishwasher or sink, and has a big clean up every couple of days. She agrees - it always looks nice when it is clean and tidy.

Julie and Poppy Q

Susan R said...

A long time ago my mom used to run a hot soapy sink of water and then put the dishes in it....for what seemed like days. She used to call it the "Suzy Soak".

It took her many years to learn the coolest trick - "clean as you go".

Sadie (Susan's partner & best friend)

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Heh. I think that is a lesson my human should learn!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Our mom needs to learn that lesson.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We taught our head peep that lesson by getting into things if they are left out. She didn't learn it for the same reasons, but she learned it... does that count?

Megan said...

That's one of the things about your mom, Millie: she can be a slow learner. You think she's 'got it', so you cut back on the training, and a few weeks later you feel as though she's right back when she started from. All you can do is keep up the lessons, provide lots of feedback and as soon as she looks like relapsing, increase the lesson frequency. I'm so sorry - but consider it your Life's Work and your contribution to making the world a better place.

Sydney, Australia

Eileen said...

Kitties are furry smart. 'Specially you Millie!

Mom makes that mistake lots too, leaving the dishes overnight. Mom says the bean sisfur is even worse, she leaves ketchup in containers dry out.

We doesn't really care since we doesn't have to do dishes, MOL!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Our mom just washes things off right away too. With just her & dad here dishes are minimal, although with all of us cats here theres always cat dishes soaking in the sink!