He's only doing this because Muggs is in his papasan chair and won't move, and the black cushy chair has a stack of books in it.
He's pretty much a real life Simon's Cat - if you live with cats and haven't seen any of those toons on Youtube, your life is incomplete. Go watch a few (or a lot); it's a perfectly valid reason for not doing whatever it was you didn't want to do today!
I've posted this one elsewhere, but it's still my fave, and it's all Nimbus, except for the sporting goods . . .