“A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to.”
- Louis J. Camuti -
- Louis J. Camuti -
So, I didn’t finish the review of Yann Martel’s book ‘Life of Pi’, after all. I hope to have that post done next week.
Until then, here are some funny images to make you laugh. And in between, I’ve added reasons why cats are so obsessed with boxes. Not that I knew offhand. I didn’t. I had to look it up. And not that you really care. You probably don’t. But on the off chance that some of you do, well, here it is...
Cats like the security of enclosed spaces, and because boxes resemble a cave, it provides them with that feeling, as well as with the comfort that they cannot be attacked from behind. (I’m not sure how this works with boxes that they just sit in.)
They are cozy, especially with a soft blanket on the bottom. And the sides of the box help retain the heat making it that much more appealing a space to sleep in.
They are fun! When you were a kid, didn’t you and your friends jump up and down with joy when you ran across a large box? Fortresses! Castles! Well, to a cat, it’s just as enjoyable. Aside from how much fun they have jumping in and out of them, boxes are also great places to hunt from because they can hide in them, crouch and then pounce when a person or other animal walks by. Or simply leap out and ambush the unsuspecting prey on the kitchen floor (a.k.a. catnip toy).
So those are a few reasons cats like boxes. But not all cats. Certainly not mine. Whenever I put out boxes, they shun them. Then they look at me with disdain and disgust, as if I’m a moron, incapable of comprehending that these offerings are beneath them. My cats sleep out in the open, sprawled out on the furniture or on the floor. Maybe they feel very trusting, and safe and secure, and not in need of a place to hide. I guess it’s a good thing. That they don’t need for a cave to sleep in. Not the way they look at me.