Where do you turn this thing on? It's around here somewhere...
I still hadn't quite figured out how to get this thing going when the maid came back and started yelling "Cheery, get out of there!" Of course, I didn't budge. I never do. She was saying things about how I could have been hurt if she didn't see me. Really. How in the world could this thing hurt Cheerio? Beats me. That's when she dragged me out (as I tried my best to hold on) and set me down on the floor. I still didn't see how she turned that thing on, but I'll figure it out one day.
A little later, Cheerio saw another chance to help. The maid (seems like she does everything around here) was taking dishes out of the other big white box - the one that sits in the kitchen. Once she got everything out, it looked so big and inviting. I was sure she cleaned it out just for me to do something with all that space and the parts that move inside. So I hopped in and had a look around. It was fun to slap the spinning arm in the bottom and push the wire rack back and forth. I know it makes a noise sometimes, and I'm sure it would fun to hear it from the inside. Just when Cheerio had almost found the "on" button - I'm pretty sure it's in the very back - the maid had to go and pull me out. Of course, I grabbed one of the racks and pulled it out with me. You can't take Cheerio that easily!
Then, after the maid carried the laundry upstairs to put away, she had to set it down for a few minutes. Here was one more chance for little Cheery to prove he's a big boy. I wasn't quite sure I could handle this job on my own, so I quickly got Chloe to help. I showed her where the clothes were, but neither of us really knew what to do with them.
Two brains are better than one?
As soon as it happened, I knew it was a bad idea. Chloe ran away immediately. You may not have noticed, but Cheerio's not the smartest kitty, so I sat and waited to see what would happen. Well, let's just say Daffy was not happy. And let's also say she's pretty strong for her age.
After getting in trouble three times just for trying to help out, Cheerio finally decided just to give up and get some rest. Maybe he can get some appreciation some other day...
Cheerio in his peaceful place