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Exercising Futility, by Guiness the Cat

Hello, it's me, Guiness the Cat, filling in for Debbi once again because she's been too busy all day exercising futility.

Seriously. Like it really needs exercising.

All day long, ever since the piano student left this morning she's been doing this.

First she washed the dishes. I really don't see the point in cleaning things that aren't going to stay clean.

And then she cooked. And then she washed the dishes again.

The same ones.

Then she cooked some more. Now those same dishes are dirty again, and she's going to have to wash them all over.

Again.

It makes no sense to me.

I get the food part. Well, actually, I didn't get the food part because she ate all the soup and I didn’t get a drop. I didn't get a lick of the deviled eggs either, and she just barely did. She hauled them off to church--well, except for the ones that she claimed were ugly. Those she ate here. So no one would see how ugly they were, of course. The rest, she hauled off to church and all she brought home was a dirty platter which she's just going to have to wash.

Again.

It makes no sense to me. Washing dishes over and over again, knowing they won't stay clean. Fixing food neither of us gets to eat. Makes no sense at all.

She could have spent the day sleeping on a box instead. Like I did.

"It's ," she told me.

"It's not right bright," I told her. "Now where's my supper? A clean bowl would be nice."

Futility, I tell you. Hmmph. Humans. Makes me thankful I'm a cat.

Meow.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

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Content (c) 2014 by Guiness the Cat. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved, and all that other stuff humans say.


Image Credit » Photo (c) 2014 Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

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Comments

chatombreux wrote on November 22, 2014, 9:48 PM

I know what you mean. That's how I've always felt about making the bed!! LOL

AngelSharum wrote on November 22, 2014, 10:03 PM

LOL you do have a point.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 22, 2014, 10:13 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. That kind of stuff is all pointless, as far as I'm concerned. Except clean cat bowls and litter boxes, of course.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 22, 2014, 10:15 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Me, too.

BarbRad wrote on November 23, 2014, 12:35 AM

You certainly do have a feline perspective, Guiness.

Ellis wrote on November 23, 2014, 12:49 AM

And in six months time it only needs making again....a never ending circle...

debolinac wrote on November 23, 2014, 4:13 AM

I feel the same about cleaning up the messy rooms as they are messed up within half an hour.

Madcanman wrote on November 23, 2014, 7:20 AM

I'm right there with you, Guiness. Until I met my wife and she moved in with me I never made the bed, other than to toss the covers up over the pillows. I often rarely used sheets, either!

SLGarcia wrote on November 23, 2014, 2:01 PM

I can see the futility of it all as well.

celticeagle wrote on November 23, 2014, 8:26 PM

Hello Guiness,
Cats are such wonderful creatures. They do have patience to put up with us humans.

GemOfAGirl wrote on November 23, 2014, 10:22 PM

That's why I almost never make my bed. It's just going to get messed up again that night anyway, so why bother?

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:09 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. Six months. No, no--beds must be made at least once every five months.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:14 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I take that as a compliment as anything feline must be good.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:15 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. That whole "cleaning" thing has never made sense to me.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:19 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I prefer the upholstery I lay on not be covered by sheets, but Debbi thinks otherwise. I don't know why. She just has toe wash the sheets then.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:20 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. Then you're smart enough to be feline!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:21 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. We are pretty wonderful, aren't we?

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:21 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. Makes sense to me.

SLGarcia wrote on November 26, 2014, 11:35 AM

Thank you!

celticeagle wrote on November 27, 2014, 10:39 PM

You sure are. Demanding only for love and affection. Always rather laxidazical and pondering. Always leave us wanting more of your tom foolery.

HappyLady wrote on December 12, 2014, 12:42 AM

Dear Guiness, I have the same silly thing going on here. However, when it comes to MY dinner time it gets really annoying as I seem. Always to have to wait for the bowl to be washed and I do like a clean one. Love from Freya, the Catblog Cat.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on December 12, 2014, 1:25 AM

Dear Freya the Catblog Cat,

I really don't care how high the dishes pile up in the sink, so long as I have clean bowls and clean spoons to stir then contents with. It is so annoying when the contents aren't properly stirred.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat.

LilyDay wrote on February 4, 2015, 12:23 AM

Guiness, the Fuzzy Trio have a similar cattitude regarding many of my efforts.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 4, 2015, 1:05 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. It's pointless, I tell you. Now excuse me. I have to go tell Debbi to clean my litter box.

LilyDay wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:25 PM

You tell her when to clean it? My three takes turns telling me when I need to clean the litter box. Dish alerts, however, are primarily left to the "starving" youngest.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 5, 2015, 1:18 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I've been an only kitty since 2008, so I have to do everything around here.

LilyDay wrote on February 5, 2015, 7:46 AM

Guiness, the Fuzzy Trio says that it sounds like you need to adopt a kitten to train as your minion.

Our trio is glad to be able to split the tasks. They have two humans to supervise, and one human takes a lot of supervision. They won't tell me which one of us it is, though. Personally, I'd like think that it's my boyfriend.