We don’t usually think of animals as tidy. When was the last time your dog did your laundry or your cat took a turn washing dishes? Or your turtle pitched in just a little bit and handled the vacuuming? Pets are really almost useless as household help. Except for maybe that dog from Peter Pan who takes care of all the children, although a dog as a full-time babysitter is probably not legal, right? Or the birds and mice in Cinderella who make an entire dress? Or the little shrimp from Finding Nemo who cleans the fish tank? Wow, Disney really has a thing for animals with household responsibilities.
But in real life, animals usually make things even messier. If someone calls your bedroom a “pigpen”, they don’t mean you’ve put everything away nicely. If someone walks into your home says “It smells like a barn in here” you can probably bet your house doesn’t smell lemony fresh and also that person is kind of rude?
The point is. Animals: great at many things like being adorable or if they are a horse, pulling a cart. But not great at cleaning.
Or are they?