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The lazy assistant

Posted on: March 9, 2010

When I first took her on, she came in so enthusiastic. Ready to help in any way she could – or even couldn’t. Never afraid to jump right in and lend a helping hand.  She became quite efficient at certain things, such as ripping, removing pins, re-arranging pattern pieces on fabric, and especially – emptying the trash can. Always full of energy, always available, and eternally cute. Seriously cute. And one must never under estimate the value of cute in a working environment.

However . . . times have changed. My cute assistant is still cute. Not so full of energy these days. Not so helpful. Not so willing to go out of her way  to be useful. Don’t get me wrong – she is still quite good at the things she does well. She just chooses not to do – well, anything. She may wander in after the day is half gone, then takes up space sleeping! Yes, she actually has the gall to fall asleep! And not just to fall asleep, but to fall asleep in a most inappropriate place. 

Asleep on the job - on the ironing board!


I do believe I will keep her around, though. After all, there is something to be said for cute. Seriously cute.

Emma Grace


2 Responses to "The lazy assistant"

is emma grace staying? i thought she was off to a new home. but she obviously belongs with you! wonderful cat blogging 🙂

No – that was the Christmas kitten we were babysitting for about a week! Emma came to stay with us last June, right after Brittany moved out. She is such a great cat!

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