Tuesday, June 8, 2010

That Adorable Helen…

I was just over at mom and dad’s.  Helen was in the basement changing the cat litter boxes. 

“If there was one reason I would quit then this would be it!” Helen exclaimed as she looked up at me smiling.

Helen was pouring in more litter in a cat box when she said, “I don’t want to ever see another piece of cat shit in my life!”

Helen’s use of the interesting term “shit” surprised me.  I don’t think I have ever heard her use profanity before in all the years I have known her.  Maggie would agree that cats and their excrement are vile abominations!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet Maggie would be munching up some catshit if she could get it! lol

Mary E. said...

My dog would eat it right out of the cat if he could. I know that is gross, but dogs love cat crap!

Jules said...

I just gagged a little......

Beth said...

We have two cats, but cleaning has become an easy, not smelly task since we got the Litter Robot...don't laugh! It's this R2D2-looking thing that is FABULOUS -- not cheap, but totally worth it. You can google it if you want to know more. Once a week I pull out the drawer and empty the box. Litter always is fresh for the cats, no smell, super easy cleanup. And I don't use nearly as much litter either. *Can't believe I'm going on and on about a LITTER BOX!*

Andrew said...

Beth,

I bet I would be fascinated by that litter box cleaner as a child. I will look it up and relay the information to mom! Thanks!

This IS The Fun Part! said...

I bet Helen would trade a pan of cornbread for you doing the litter box once a week!

Anonymous said...

Great idea Fun Part. That manipulative Andrew should be given chores to do in exchange for all the babying and spoiling he receives. No grown man should be given a free ride and absolved of all responsibilities! I like the idea of his dad micromanaging his son's grooming and bathing BUT he shouldn't have to be present to monitor and/or perform those activities. Instead , Andrew should already be washed , dressed , groomed and ready for inspection BEFORE his dad arrives each morning. Also Andrew should have a wholesome breakfast prepared for the two of them to enjoy! Mentors should have high expectations for their students and demand nothing less than excellence!

forsythia said...

Not to add to the general grossness, but our daughter's dog comes here for Doggie Day Care during the workweek. (Otherwise she (the dog) chews up curtains because of separation anxiety. Violet is always checking out the cat's litter box. We call those delicacies "kitty biscuits." Scolding her does not stop her. Not for a minute.