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5 Jobs Cats Would Be Good At (If The Humans Didn’t Get In The Way)
Before we officially adopted Garfield, he lived in our neighborhood as a stray. He could frequently be found stalking a squirrel, staring down a bird, chasing dragonflies, rolling around in the grass, and sunning himself on a high perch. If there was something to do, he was doing it. Now that he’s an indoor cat, Garfield is no longer chasing dragonflies or rolling around in the grass, but he’s still a curious and active cat. It has been said that curiosity killed the cat, but I think it was boredom that killed the cat (whoever that poor proverbial cat was).
Garfield is curious and active and the only time he’s still is when he’s a) eating or b) sleeping. Garfield is well-behaved for the most part but like any other feline, he occasionally does things he shouldn’t (like hanging out on the dining room table). He usually does this right around feeding time because he wants to have his choice of bowls (we feed three other cats simultaneously). If he doesn’t like the menu in one of the bowls, he quickly jumps over to another. Pretty smart, right? This got me thinking–if there were no rules, what else would Garfield be good at?
Since Garfield believes that all cats are created equal, here are five jobs he thinks cats would be good at (if the humans didn’t get in the way).
- Refrigerator Guard
Is someone stealing your lunch? Is your ice cream disappearing? Are the kids sneaking snacks? Enlist the help of your cat. Under their watchful eye, he or she will give the perpetrators the stink eye and deter the fridge hijinks.
2. Vitamin D Seeker
Has your doctor recently told you that you need to get more Vitamin D? Since the sun is the best source, keep an eye on your cat. He knows the best places to catch those sunny rays. Garfield always looks for the light and he can find the smallest ray of sunshine possible.
3. Etiquette Expert
Garfield taught me a thing or two about how to properly sit on a sofa. Always appear poised and try to appear regal at all times. Wait for others to adore you because you are a cat after all. 😉
4. Yoga Instructor
Stretch and hold and breathe and relax.
Now, let’s lay on our backs, close our eyes, and relax. Deep breaths everyone. Now let’s stretch. And bend. Hold and breathe. Garfield’s a great yoga instructor, wouldn’t you say?! 😉
5. Dietary Consultant
Since he’s no longer getting his protein sources from squirrels and birds, Garfield had to learn alternative ways to get his daily protein intake. Having been schooled in the Morris the Cat dietary program, Garfield thankfully learned about 9Lives Protein Plus.
9Lives Protein Plus is made with wholesome, tasty ingredients and it’s packed with a whopping 33 grams of high-quality protein (per 100g of food). Since Garfield is busy with yoga, refrigerator guarding, and seeking out Vitamin D, he needs this protein to help provide energy and support his lean yoga-sculpted muscles.
9Lives Protein Plus does more than provide protein. It also gives cats the antioxidants they need for healthy immune support. With the delicious flavors of chicken and tuna, Garfield agrees with Morris the Cat—this food is delicious!
In his official Dietary Consultant voice, Garfield recommends that all the humans head over to Walmart and pick up a bag right now because for a limited time, you can get a $1.00 rebate on your 9Lives Protein Plus purchase through Ibotta when you shop at Walmart.
You can now add Financial Consultant to the list of jobs cats are good at. Oh boy. It’s going to his head.
Apparently, Garfield knows what he’s talking about because even the stealthy Bandit came out of her summer slumber to chow down on 9Lives Protein Plus. I guess she couldn’t resist the great taste of 9Lives cat food!
In conclusion, Garfield urges all humans to let their cats be refrigerator guards, Vitamin D seekers, etiquette experts, and yoga instructors. If the humans get in the way of this, the cats will have to find something else to do like, tear up the carpet. Or hang from the curtains. Or race up and down the hallway in the middle of the night. Or wake you up at 5 a.m. On a weekend.
I see his point. Work your five jobs Garfield and enjoy your 9Lives Protein Plus!