KALLEMANN ... helps running the household
Guess what: now I even get mail by the KTR-Reporter! Unfortunately not from you, but a nice female from Austria wrote to me. She does Agility as well, but it's so far away. Probably we will never meet in a competition.
I had to do so much last year: As my mistress has to work a lot in the evenings I got accustomed to helping out a little running the household. I assume that she will have much more time to play with me, then.
What I like best is cleaning the guinea pigs. When I see my mistress fetching the container I rush into the office full of excitement, sit down below the desk and watch carefully that none of them escapes. After all I feel responsible then to catch them again. I would love to pinch them one time! When my mistress holds one of them up in front of me, I will get very stiff, as I get so excited. I will certainly be beaten, if I take a snap at them, so I better let go. But when my mistress cleans the birds, she will send me out of the room. Since the disaster with the budgies, when two of them died, she has no longer put trust in me. It is so embarrassing! Afterwards I go there to look whether everything is really clean and spread out the dirt all over the apartment such as sawdust, straw and corn glumes. After that it is much easier to see if the vacuum cleaner has been passed everywhere. By the way, I am a little at the loggerheads with the vacuum cleaner. On the one hand I am a little afraid of it, but on the other hand I bark at it and bite into its nozzle. It works best when it just turns around the corner not aware of me standing on the opposite side! Sometimes even Chico tries to help me, so it's two against one!
One of my favorite activities is making the bed: Every time my mistress straightens up the blanket I have to look if there is still one of my toys hidden under it. Sometimes my mistress likes playing mole with me: She hides a toy pet under the blanket and I have to look for it (this always makes my hair quite messy!).
I have a great deal to do in the living-room anyway. When I find it necessary for my mistress to clean the glass table I use a great trick to get her doing it. Every time she pours herself a glass I lick her elbows while sitting on the sofa. The result is that she spills everything and has to fetch a cloth!
When my mistress enters the cellar, I will follow her, most of the times. I must take care that nothing happens to her - after all it's quite dark down there and besides there is also some delicious food for us which keeps well. I help carrying it upstairs: I can, of course, carry my bones myself, so my mistress doesn't have to do this. Strangely enough that the people in the elevator always consider this to be very funny.
If I want the large mirror in the hallway to be cleaned, I will once again do the work in advance: When it's raining I will simply go in front of the mirror and shake the raindrops out of my fur after our walkies. So the mirror is already sprayed and only needs some wiping.
We tidy up my toys at least twice a week: My mistress tells me the place where they lie and I fetch them and carry them into the big basket then. I often let them disappear in a flash again under the table, but my mistress realizes it most of the times! When all the toy pets are in the basket, Chico will lie next to them forbidding me to take them out again. It's so mean, because they are all mine after all!
Do you also help your mistress running the household or do you have employees for that?