Onesies by Swiffer
+ = a good idea??? No, a GREAT idea.
Is it terrible that I wish something like that existed? I mean, she’s all over the floor anyway and with three cats…
I do my best, honestly, to keep the fur under control but we have hard wood floors and even with a vacuuming once a week and three Swiffer excursions in between, MJ is always covered in fur. She wants to crawl all over the floor all the time. Great! She’s a baby and that’s what babies do. I get that. More power to her. You go girl, figure out that whole movement thing. I’m all in favor. (Ok, maybe not *all* in favor. I do miss those days when I could put her down, walk away and return knowing she hadn’t moved.) But somehow she manages to find the largest fur deposits. She is a natural born Dust Bunny Harvester. Of course, to MJ, dust bunnies (in out house they tend to be more in the realm of moose than bunnies) are a delicacy, just like paper, cat food and insects (not that my house is a repository of insects, but I mentioned the problem here).
So, since two rules of housekeeping are floors get dirty and babies crawl, why the hell hasn’t someone come up with a baby duster? Onesies by Swiffer? Is it a fear of child labor laws? Because, I swear, MJ loves chasing down the fur. She’s actually better at it than I am. I mean, she gets into all of those really hard to reach spots that I just can’t, well, reach.
Of course, it doesn’t help that I like to dress her in black. She has a vast array of black onesies with pippy logos on them like, “AB/CD For those about to walk” and “Mommy Rocks” and “Sleep is for the Weak”. As we all know, black clothing is a fur magnet, especially when said fur is light in color. Well, Tiger has a white belly and Eleanor is a long haired light grey kitty.
I swear, if I didn’t think that she’d just pull the things off and eat them, I’d sew Swiffer duster pads to her tummy and send her off into the great wide world, the chair leg forests and under bed caverns.