I can't remember the last time I worked on a jigsaw puzzle, but it was definitely pre-cat, which means at least six years ago. I've always enjoyed puzzles, so the other day when I ran across a cat puzzle at the Goodwill for half a dollar, I snagged it. It's David McEnery's Classic Cats 500-piece Jigsaw Puzzle: Cat Nap II.
Before all the pieces could be laid out on the table, Theo was offering to help. And it was a good thing he was helping, because 500 pieces is a lot to sort through!
The puzzle picture is black and white which made it quite challenging.
Theo observed for awhile to see how it was done.
I'm not sure he shares my enthusiasm for puzzles.
With Theo now refusing to help, it was time to call in some local puzzles experts.
These friends love puzzles, so they were happy to come over spur of the moment to assist. With their help we were able to make some good progress.
Awhile later, inner sections started to come together.
Nahum offered to help.
After a valiant effort from the puzzle team, it became clear that the puzzle was not going to be completed in one night. The next morning, Nahum finds the partially completed puzzle makes a good kitty spot.
How many pieces can Nahum knock on the floor with one swish of his bushy tail?! Too many!
Nahum moves to my lap to snoopervise, a much better arrangement for all of us!