Most cats love to sit in boxes. I understand that, for some reason, they like enclosed spaces. (I understand the fact, not the reason.) Even a shallow-sided box, a lid or a shell of cardboard will attract them. They will come over to the box, step inside and lie down. This brings them comfort, perhaps even delight. But sometimes, they look a little odd, even silly, doing it.
I’m sorry to declare that my foster-cat, Kola, the king of floof, falls into the latter category. I put down a box from which tins of cat-food had been removed, and he immediately came over and got in. I certainly don’t object to this; if it makes Kola feel good, then more power to him. But he looked like a Tribble stuffed into a matchbox.
But, true to his feline nature, he cared nothing for what I thought, and continued to bob about in his little craft for an hour. For more than sixty minutes, I had to walk around and over this dismasted schooner adrift in linoleum doldrums. I think it was only dinner-time that caused him to abandon his cardboard vessel.
Sometimes, a person and his cat understand each other well. Sometimes, they are in tune, their wavelengths perfectly matched, like an expert ham-radio operator listening to his favourite foreign station. Then the beast sees a box, and all comprehension is lost.
Ha! This human can't help but laugh over those photos; Kola does look silly, but whatever "floats his boat." :-DReplyDelete
Oh we do love our boxes and that one is a purrfect fit!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute post. I love these pictures, too! ~xo~ReplyDelete
There is no such thing as a box that is too small. Even if they can only get halfway in, as far as they are concerned, they fit.ReplyDelete
Any box is a purrfect fit! molReplyDelete
Funny Kola, it doesn't appear it would be very comfortable. My three are the same, any box is magnet, Remind me again, why I buy them toys and such?ReplyDelete
He is a most adorable Tribble though! I am quite envious since I always wanted one :) It is amazing how some boxes are like magnets. Ralphie couldn't have cared less for a box until I got that huge on in the sunroom, now he runs out and jumps in it everytime the door is opened for him.ReplyDelete
Kola's photo reminds me of that old Christopher Cross song....ReplyDelete
"Well, it's not far down to paradise, at least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility...."
"The canvas can do miracles..." It's true, but in this case, Kola will have to rely on his floof.Delete
He looks like he's in a little boat in photo #2, to me anyway. I so enjoy that photo of him.Delete
These pictures are funny. What a silly boy. I remember Audrey's happiest moment when I stacked three canned cat-food boxes on top of each other and she was able to get in and lay claim. She was pretty proud.ReplyDelete
Goodness that is funny! We also have many a captain sailing the seas in such handy craft!ReplyDelete
Timmy and Dad