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Yesterday I decided it was washing day because the laundry basket was more then full. Arthur who was busy in doing his sleeping marathon woke up when I opened the machine. That's a day he likes. So he forgot that he was tired and ran over to me in the kitchen and while I put the laundry from the basket into the machine, he decided to help me.

Arthur jumped to help me

He pulled out one of my bra, apparently he likes them and started to carry it under the kitchen table. I was afraid that he would disappear with it through the catflap, so I tried to get my belonging back and save my bra, I didn't want that my neighbors got a closer look on my underwear. Arthur disagreed and while I was pulling on one side he pulled on the other and got almost angry. Finally I managed to get it back and quickly put it in the open machine.

Arthur was very upset and watched me like a statue while I filled in the machine. When the drum started to spin he looked at the glass door as if it was his favourite TV show and even jumped against the door. He scratched like mad and tried to catch what he saw. But after a while he gave up. Very disappointed and offended he walked away.

He is very offended !

I really was very surprised by Arthur's unusual energy showing that he was still alive but then I saw him collapsing on the sofa exhausted from this effort and he fell into a deep sleep.

Apparently not deep enough because when I took the laundry out he suddenly showed up again. He smelled at the wet laundry and was impressed. It smelled so good. He helped me again with filling in the basket : I pulled on one end he on the other. He didn't give up so easily and sometimes I lifted him up as he hung clipped to a towel. I thought that this is a good exercise for my muscles. Finally he gave up, turned around and directed himself immediately to another napping place, tail up of course. He also has his pride. I got the impression that he was the winner in this duel. Later I only saw him with his nose in the food bowl, otherwise he slept in different places and still does.

And that's what I saw the rest of the day !

Rosie wasn't interested at all in the washing machine, she played and played with her little mousies.

and here we are in the evening watching TV, Rosie is exhausted

look how she sleeps on my lap !


Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I do not like the laundry when it comes out of the washer, but I loved to lay on it right after it come out of the dryer! Very nice!

Cindy said...

Gattina- Could you please help me with an important project? This morning I visited Wild Cats Three and she had a post about helping the rescued animals by clicking to provide support. I thought this was such a worthy cause that I created a contest to help promote it. You can check out the contest by clicking on the Contests & Challenges link near the top of my blog (http://contrarychristian.blogspot.com) If you could help spread the word and promote the contest it would help the animals and I would surely appreciate it. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness -- like Arthur, I love, love, love bras! I simply cannot get enough of Mom's bras. I lie down on them and fold them up around me and nuzzle in them and bunnykick them -- they effect me just like catnip, if not more so! *smile*

And Rosie looks adorable lying there on your legs!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Wrigley, Cobalt, & Penelope said...

Arthur, you are such a cutie!! Good job helping the mombean with her laundry. I bet she really appreciated it.

Mr. Hendrix said...

I'm really not much interested in laundry unless it is warm and dry, but now that I've read about Arthur's adventure, I may have to pay more attention to this "laundry" thing....

Mr. Hendrix said...

PS Arthur, your "offended" face is so very handsome!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Right now I love Arthur more and more everyday, he is such an understanding boy~!!!! How nice touching~!!!!!
And What a wonderful picture of Arthur's jumping, I am so happy to see that photo and see for a long long time~!!

Rosie is very adorable still~!
She is such a lovely girl sleeping on your lamp~!!!
Adan never did that before, he is not a lap cat~!!!! I am so happy for you~!!!!

Andree said...

That an hilarious story! I really actually laughed. I can see you playing tug of war with the bra. I'm glad you won!

Strange, also, how we are both talking about sleeping winter cats. It's unbelievable how much they are sleeping. At least your guys are moving a bit more than mine. It's to the point that I can't think of anything cat-like to blog on COT. So I did my best!

Happy Day to you and the kitties!

Mickey's Musings said...

The dryer is nice because it is warm. It was nice of Arthur to come help,even if he does have a thing for your underwear :)
Purrs Mickey

Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud about the tug-of-war over the bra! So funny! And then you lifting Arthur off the ground hanging from a towel!! Really funny!

I changed sheets today and had the usual help, but the cats mostly leave me alone for laundry, thank goodness!

I love the sleep photos too. Arthur and Rosie certainly know how to get comfortable!

Mother of Invention said...

I love how you tell Arthur stories! He is one cool cat! Mine are afraid of such loud noises!
We had a cat who used to swing from the sheets on the outdoor laundry line especially if it was windy!

Paula said...

I laughed so hard reading about Arthur helping you do the laundry!
My cats way of helping me is to nap in the dirthy clothes piles as I sort them out and complain when I have to move them to wash the pile they are sleeping on.

I just love the way little Rosie sleeps on you!
My Zander sleeps like that!

Just Sharlene and the Spice Cats said...

I like Arthur's offended expression! So cute!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Do you think Arthur is a bit kinky? Just as well it wasn't your knickers he was after!

That Rosie is starting to take after Arthur in her sleeping poses.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Nice job snoopervising the laundry, Arthur. Too bad your human didn't appreciate your help!

Anonymous said...

He is just so gorgeous and Rosie too!

And lol my kitty likes to sleep in my laundry not help! :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Gosh...that's one playful cat you have there. I was wondering what would have happened if Arthur were to drag the whole bra into the street. Would you scold him or just gave him a soft spank?

P/s My Jon was rather naughty last night too. He jumped onto my bedroom window and then jumped down onto the awning of my porch. Finally, he landed himself onto my neighbor's garden. I had a hard time getting him back without any scratches with so many dogs around the places. ~~ouch... my fingers still hurt~~

Luna und Luzie said...

Wonderful Arthur pictures today, Gattina. That is to funny, that he would love to help you with the washing machine especially with the bra.
Hihi, kann mir die neugierigen Blicke der Nachbarn vorstellen, wenn da die Katze mit dem BH ankommt...
Gattina, die Vitaminpaste von Gimpet ist von der Firma Gimborn aus Emmerich. Die haben auch eine Maltpaste. Ich weiß nicht, was die da rein mischen, aber meine Katzen reissen sich darum.

Luna und Luzie said...

Wonderful Arthur pictures today, Gattina. That is to funny, that he would love to help you with the washing machine especially with the bra.
Hihi, kann mir die neugierigen Blicke der Nachbarn vorstellen, wenn da die Katze mit dem BH ankommt...
Gattina, die Vitaminpaste von Gimpet ist von der Firma Gimborn aus Emmerich. Die haben auch eine Maltpaste. Ich weiß nicht, was die da rein mischen, aber meine Katzen reissen sich darum.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Ha! Arthur loves the washing machine time when Rosie doesn't! It is because she's a girl and understand that human girls know too much this ritual! I come back in the evening to visit each cot's member!

FelineFrisky said...

How absolutely cute!!! Rosie upside down on your lap! LOL

My 2 are not allowed in our garage area, where the washer is. Tucker LOVES the towels when they come out of the dryer and helps me fold them.

Arthur is such a character! What a handsome offended face! LOL

D :)

Deana said...

Sorry I am so late today. I had a meeting last night and I usually like to do my main part then and save so the morning is quicker.

I loved this story. I need to see if any of mine would like to watch the machine spin. We just got a frontloader a month or so ago and I never thought to show it to them! I adore the photo of Arthur and his front leg all stretched out. You always have such good pictures to go along with your stories....everyone loves Arthur and Rosie. I think they are quite famous in the cat blog world!

Anonymous said...

he sure was offended there, what a perfect photo..laundry can be a bit much, but I sure love mommy's bras too.. :)

TorAa said...

Arthur - he would without doubt help you with the washing.
But I do wonder how YOU experienced the situation and from where you did take the photo with the following text:
He is very offended !
Must have been taken from the inside of the Machine? Where else?

Great post.

kuanyin333 said...

Anela has never been curious about the laundry. Wonder why? That one photo of Arthur looking disgusted is too funny!

Anonymous said...

We like to jump into the dryer when the clothes are all done. It's furry warm and fluffy. Mom gets very nervous and makes us come out.

Irishcoda said...

I just love visiting your blog! Your stories always put a smile on my face, and I could just picture how funny it is to have Arthur going under the table with your bra :) I also love your new layout. Thanks for the comment on my post, after realizing the wicked stepdaughter wouldn't appreciate that story I decided to save it as a draft. Have a great week! :)

Ellen Whyte said...

You made me laugh and laugh with that tug of war over your bra. Clever, naughty, fun-filled Arthur!

Our dog Lucy in Spain always carried our underwear about - but our neighbours pretended not to see. They were so very polite!

Kaz's Cats said...

Arthur, you're so cute when you look offended! You were just trying to help after all, and you weren't allowed to keep your new toy. Maybe Rosie will let you play with her mousies, just for a little while.

You and Rosie are both champion sleepers - we can see how you've been training her in the best ways to sleep.


Gypsy & Tasha