Hi Everyone,

Artemis here. You know, the cute AND smart one. With Melissa gone all the time working on god-only-knows-what at some other place that smells new, I’ve been picking up the slack around here when it comes to household chores. I thought I would share with you some of my most vital duties: those in the laundry department.

First off, I make sure to check the level of dirty laundry with a method called “catplacement”. I jump into the hamper, and if part of me shows over the top, it’s getting close to laundry time.

The capacity in this photo is about 50%, so we have a few days before it reaches critical levels.

The capacity in this photo is about 50%, so we have a few days before it reaches critical levels.

When it is time to do the laundry I follow Melissa into the laundry room and supervise that she puts the clothes in the machine correctly. When they are done, if they’re fuzzy and good smelling they get laid out on my hammock to dry where I very carefully press them, making sure to distribute my weight evenly.

My body heat helps speed the drying process.

My body heat helps speed the drying process.

If the clothes aren’t fuzzy and good smelling, Melissa throws them unceremoniously in the heat machine, and I prepare the laundry basket by testing its structural integrity and vigorously inspecting each hole.

A proper laundry basket must have holes as wide as a cats arm fully extended.

A proper laundry basket must have holes as wide as a cat's arm fully extended.

It’s important that the laundry basket maintain its holding power, since the clean clothes will probably remain there for quite some time before being put away. Of course, Melissa is constantly dirtying clothes, so a house cat’s job is never done.

Until next time, stay warm and well-rested. Artemis out.