Originally Posted by dicknleah
Lordy I have to deal with that as well. They also like to help, NOT, with the laundry.
What is it with cats and changing linens? Mika and Bijou come running from wherever they are to "help" me make the bed. I always have to do it in baby steps. Get one sheet on - leave and the cats follow me. When they aren't looking try to get the next sheet on quickly. Just fast enough because here they come again! Leave again. Try a third time to get the blanket on - oops just made it again. I'm glad we live in a bungalow - I'd hate to have to run up and down stairs that many times to make a single bed.
Laundry - same thing! Mika is crazy about helping me do laundry and Bijou always follows to see what Mika finds so entrancing. Bijou jumped in the washer on top of the dirty clothes one day before I turned the water on and was having trouble getting out. Got him out - then Mika decides the dryer is so nice and warm, why not climb in!
My husband has the same thing going on whenever he tries to do something around the house. Both cats are up close and personal trying to see what he is doing. He was using the cordless drill one day and Bijou's nose was about 2 inches from the bit trying to see what was going on. They follow him around and check out everything he does!
If we are doing anything that might be harmful to them, one of us has to hold them or divert their attention until the other one of us has finished the job.