When you’re not looking after the dog or the baby, but your resident feline friend, who says you can’t have a little fun. This girl had gone away and asked her boyfriend to take care of her cat. Perhaps he’d never had to loom after a cat before and thought that intellectual stimulation was an important part of the process.
Or perhaps he just wanted to amuse her. Either way, the cat is certainly getting enough attention, and possibly beating the guy at Yahtzee, so they’re both staying entertained until she gets back to them.