Some of the help was more in the form of hindering than helping.
But it's hard to get too mad at someone who has such good intentions. I mean he sharpened his claws in case I needed help with the cutting. He said if I just let him get a good snag in at the right spot I could pull the thread and the cuts would be perfectly even. For a minute I could see a kernel of logic in that. Then I came to my senses and encouraged him to go see if any help was needed in the kitchen.