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I had to giggle!

post #1 of 27
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I'm sure i musn't be the only one?!

I always do my housework as soon as i get in from work on a thursday.

So off i go with my duster in one hand and the polish in the other and go from room to room.

Then before i swiff and vacuum i go around picking up all of Rosie and Sophies toys and put them on the table or where ever until i've finished.

It was while i was picking up their many mice, balls and catnip sacks up along the way that i started to giggle thinking i may not have kids of the human variety to pick up after but i have the furry type!.

Sound familiar?!
post #2 of 27
Oh does it ever Susan.....I spend 8 hours of my day here at work, and I spend the rest of my day at home picking up after my 4.......(Jerry is just as bad!)
post #3 of 27
Yes, Susan - it sure does sound familiar! My 2 cats and my boyfriend share a toybox. I always thought that was funny too.
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
It was while i was picking up their many mice, balls and catnip sacks up along the way that i started to giggle thinking i may not have kids of the human variety to pick up after but i have the furry type!.

Sound familiar?!
Love your quote Susan!
post #5 of 27

I know exactly what you mean!
post #6 of 27
Exactly, Susan!
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
My 2 cats and my boyfriend share a toybox.



Yes, it does sound familiar--and I find kitty toys in the weirdest places...
post #8 of 27
same here - and yes I have 3 boys to look after and pick up after !!
post #9 of 27
That's funny! and so true! Althought I dont pick up Malakai's toys because he loses them so I never know where they are but I'm constantly picking up the bottles that he knocks off my dresser... It's actually rather amusing... He will jump on my dresser and knock each one of them down, one by one... until there is enough room for him to plop down and take a nap... I had to move my perfume bottles out of his reach because he nearly broke an $80 bottle of perfume...
post #10 of 27
speaking of picking up after, I must have a word with my little coco and ginger, because my braclet i wore to bed one nite, was then gone in the morning,.....im sure it was coco, because he has a skill of removing things, such as hair elastics in my hair when i go to bed (i no longer do for fear of choking)...but my braclet ive looked all over the house for it....sheesh....lil bugger..


Ahh I stil love him
post #11 of 27
Bakker is in the phase where everything is a toy-he loves headbands ,potpourri,nail clippers, pens, anything sitting on a tabletop he can get to!!
post #12 of 27
my sister told me not to buy ANY MORE TOYS for my girls - this was after she helped me move the furniture to paint & we found LOADS of toys! i also find the ones they've pushed under the furniture when i vacuum - the little balls are just a hair too big to go down the hose - thank goodness!
post #13 of 27
Susan, I know EXACTLY what you mean! I'm not working right now and my four are a full time job. I don't know what I'll do when I start working again or if my husband and I do decide to have human babies! I'll have to hire extra help!! lol
post #14 of 27
I spend more time picking up cat and dog toys then I do my three teenage boys. I even think they have more cat toys then my boys have toys. Its funny my boys straighten up the house after they get out of school and I come home and there are animal toys all over the place. The boys are saying they picked them up but as fast as they put them away, a cat or dog is dragging them out again.
post #15 of 27
I know what You mean Susan... Looking after my kid and the half-kid is a full time job for me... But I still love them.
post #16 of 27
Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I became so frustrated with all the toys I had to pick up/move shortly before Christmas that I threw several (meaning about 20) away, and took others (the ones I could "sterilize" with steam) to the cat home, which normally only accepts "factory-fresh" toys. Half the stuff hadn't been played with for ages, or had never aroused Jamie's interest. His "Panic Mouse", for example.
Has anybody else experienced "vanishing" toys? The ones you spend days looking for, and discover weeks or months later, because the humidifier suddenly dies (should have looked for toy mice in the lower vents), or because the balcony suddenly floods (oh, the ping pong balls got shoved into the rain gutter, and obstructed the drainage pipe)?
post #17 of 27
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I always do my housework as soon as i get in from work on a thursday
Yes - you are the only one

Oh you don't mean "cleaning on Thursday after working all day"?
Yes - I even started a new "toy box" upstairs. I made sure I told them, too. "Now your toys are in the brown basket in the corner if you want them" After I thought I got them all, I lifted up the bed skirt and found three more empty flat toliet paper rolls (George's fave toy next to Sockie).
post #18 of 27
Somehow I can't get up the gumption to "giggle" when picking up after
three cats, one pre-teen male and one husband.
post #19 of 27
post #20 of 27
yes cat toy disapirances are very strange some days I think the alians must have come and taken them your lucky you can dust m JJ chases the duster he should be the fitist kitty in the world with the acrobatice he dose to get hold of my duster
post #21 of 27
Our cats don't have many toys - they really don't play with them but the puppies, now they ARE a full time job!
post #22 of 27
Well, I gave up long time ago. I don't pick them up but kick them aside. I tell visitors they're part of the decor!
post #23 of 27
Yes, Susan, I know the feeling!!

I spend most of my time walking in, out and through toys!! Cats make a lot more mess - spreading their toys around - than furless kids, as they can get under the bed/cabinet etc a lot easier!!

My parents are still finding toys at their house from when I stayed for ten months and the Christmas presents joined them - poor people, they look like they have invisible cats!!
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Jaspers Mummy
yes cat toy disapirances are very strange some days I think the alians must have come and taken them
Perhaps these are the same aliens who collect odd socks. . .
post #25 of 27
Yep.....having 5 cats and an 11 year old daughter who is a pig.....I'm always picking up stuff off the floor.

I used to have a dog (a Sheltie) who had tons of toys. I bought a big basket and put all the toys in there. I then taught HIM how to pick up his toys and put them in the basket. He'd do it too! I'd say, "Pick up your toys and put them in the basket," and he'd run around and pick up all his toys.

I sure wish I could teach my kitties to do the same! Whenever I tell them to pick up their toys....they just look at me like...."Yeah right....I'm a cat...I don't do housework!"
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by KittyKook
I used to have a dog (a Sheltie) who had tons of toys. I bought a big basket and put all the toys in there. I then taught HIM how to pick up his toys and put them in the basket. He'd do it too! I'd say, "Pick up your toys and put them in the basket," and he'd run around and pick up all his toys.

The big joke in my family is how, when I was a kid, my mother tried to teach our dog to put his toys away in a little box in the corner. He never learned. He just sat there looking at her with his head tilted to one side--you know that doggie look? The one that says, "Hey, I wonder what the silly human is saying?" My mother says he learned half of the task--taking his toys out of the box!
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm laughing at what you called your 11 year old daughter!.

Wait until she hits the teenage years!
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