Supervisory Kitty

Princess, a seal-point ragdoll cat, lying on some red and green fabric, beside some stabilizer and a pair of sewing shears. Caption reads: "Kitty sewing supervisor reporting for duty."

Supervisory Kitty by Princess Cat

Whatever the human is doing, she usually needs some animal supervision. If she’s writing, Fanta is often beside her chair or under the desk. When it comes to arts and crafts, that’s my time to shine.

I love art, craft and sewing. It’s been suggested I just like stealing things like paintbrushes or pincushions, but I actually do like to help. Making things is interesting, don’t you think?

So the human’s getting ready for Christmas, already. She’s a bit slow at some things, so she needs to start early. Right now, she’s working on making red and green reversible fabric wraps* for Christmas presents.

Well, she had cut all the lengths of fabric, and was using the embroidery machine to put pretty designs on them before sewing them together. I jumped up on the work table to have a closer inspection. I have to be right up on the table to inspect properly.

The human said: “Are you sitting on my fabric pieces?”

I thought she meant she didn’t want me sitting there. She sometimes asks questions when she really means she doesn’t want me doing whatever she’s asking about. It’s confusing, but I’m used to her funny human ways.

Since she didn’t seem to want me sitting on the fabric I lay down. I’m nothing if not an agreeable cat. There I was: supervisory kitty, reporting for duty.

The human shook her head and went back to work.

Then the upstairs human visited. My human said, “I’m giving Rudolph blue eyes. If that’s the wrong colour, blame Princess, she’s supervising.”

Blame me! Blame me! I’ve never been so offended. OK, she did say earlier, “Blue eyes for a reindeer, what do you think?” I hadn’t objected, but I didn’t realise I was responsible for the decision.

This is too much responsibility for me. My only responsibilities are to be beautiful and fluffy, and I achieve both of those quite well. I didn’t know being supervisor meant I was responsible. I thought I was just watching, and helping out with things like stray pin cushions, bits of ribbon or leftover cloth, things like that.

It was all too much for me, I gave up and went for a nap on the cat tower. Fanta had to take over supervising the human.

*If you want to know how to make and use fabric wraps, the human did a post with instructions a while ago: Fabric Gift Wrap.

Princess, a sealpoint ragdoll cat.


Princess is a seal-point ragdoll cat. Her hobbies include naps, waking the human in the middle of the night, tummy tickles, knocking things off shelves, evading grooming, and petty theft (stealing paintbrushes, pincushions, etc.) Her special skills include jingle ball and fluffy mouse chasing. Her key goal in life is to be adored by everyone, but not actually touched unless she specifically requests it. She is never allowed outside, partly to protect wildlife, partly to keep debris out of her hair, and mostly because she is so naïve she wouldn’t survive five minutes outside. Also known as Pretty Kitty and Snuggle Cat.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.


      1. Oh my…can I sympathize with the bathroom helpers….I have to remind one of mine to watch where she’s putting her tail……


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