Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WW: Cats love boxes


In this older post several readers noted that the cats preferred a cardboard box to the whizz bang bed I made for them. Here is Priapus in the currently favoured box. Sigh, no fashion sense at all.

50 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

A greenhouse built for one courtesy of the water bottles! Great shot! Happy WW!

Alison said...

Your cats too?! Mine's favourite is usually a shoebox.

jams o donnell said...

I find out four particularly like boxes that appear about 3 times too small for them. One of ours will sleep in the fruit bowl when he can. Happy WW

barkfoot said...

This apparently random behaviour can be explained by the Laws of Cat Physics....
Law of cat Inertia - A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force. Such as the opening of food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.
Law of cat Motion - A cat will move in a staight line unless there is a really good reason to change direction.
Law of cat Thermodynamics - Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, exept in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.
Law of cat Elongation - A cat can make her body long enough to reach just about any counter top that has anything remotely interesting on it.
Law of cat Acceleration - A cat will accelerate at a constant rate, until it gets good and ready to stop.
Law of Obedience Resistance - A cats resistance varies in direct proportion to a humans desire for her to do something.
Law of Random Comfort Seeking - A cat will always seek and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.
Law of Bag / Box Occupancy - All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.
Law of cat Composition - A cat is composed of, Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.
I hope these laws of cat physics explain their cruel rejection of carefully handmade cat beds!

Lavender said...

Sandy :) It is a kitty greenhouse, isnt it!? Clever gal!

Alison LOL! Priapus is go big, when he sits in a shoebox it explodes!

Jams Yeah! How do they do that? Are they all contortionists?

Barkfoot Mate, youre BRILLIANT! You could make a post of that for your blog - probally with your eyes shut and your hands tied behind your back LOL! Very good stuff Barkfoot - and its all true!!

Anonymous said...

Hahhahahaaa Priapus needs style lessons from Cookie :) Although, he sleeps in a hollow log! HAHAHHAHAA

Lavender said...

Tehehe! But a tree IS an excellent fashion accessory!

Nesting Momma said...

how sweet!!

Katya said...

Aw, what a cute picture! Oh, and if kitties like boxes, my Angus the Scottie adores (of all things!) the LAUNDRY BASKET! The clothes can be dirty, clean...no difference to him! He hops over the side (no easy feat for a pup whose legs are a fraction the height of the basket!) and makes himself at home!!!

Lavender said...

Nesting Momma Thanks! :)

Katya Tehehe - I bet thats very cute indeed! Thanks!

SeaBird said...

Ha - funny! Love the parakeet pics, too!

Jan said...

I bought a nice microfiber bed for my cat and she won't get in it. She perfers the shoe box. Go figure.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

They certainly do. What a noble looking cat too. Have a great WW. :)

Lavender said...

Seabird Thanks! We have parakeets every Sunday if you have time to stop again, have a great day!

Jan Figures, doesnt it? :) Silly kitties - then again, they keep us on our toes LOL!

Sandee He LOVES the camera, I should put up more shots of him - Thanks for stopping by Sandee!

Nick Phillips said...

My son is so very much like your cat. I get him nice expensive toys and he ends up playing with the box the toys came in ... LOL! Maybe this year I'll get him a big cardboard box for Christmas :D

Lovely picture.

maiylah said...

awww ... that's just so cute! :)
happy WW

*~JESSIE~* said...

How cute! I have a pet picture this week too. Happy WW!

Lori said...

Beautiful kitty...looking very comfortable:) Happy WW.

WFMom said...

who needs cat toys when you have boxes. cute!

Joyismygoal said...

cats are so catty like that:>

Rayne said...

He looks very proud of his cardboard box. My big old cats try to shove themselves into tissue boxes. Never quite works out they way they plan.

Raquel said...

What a clever eyes!

Mine is up at Photographic Memories.

Yen said...

Ah cute cat! They really do:)

Patois said...

Cutie pie. And he looks so content. (Or is it she?)

Jason & Tanya said...

Isn't that the truth? Christmas time and birthdays are horrible, our cat goes crazy in the boxes and paper. I hope you have a happy WW!

Lavender said...

Thank you all for stopping by!! Wish time permitted me to answer each of you individually - I think Ive been to everyones blog - if I havent yet - I will be :) Happy WW!

Ele ^_^ said...

So sweety, I love cats! ^^

gwapasila said...

hahah too cute...happy WW

Mine is up now at The FourSeasons of My Life hope you can visit me .

Bevson said...

Love the roof. Keeps the rain out yet he can see through it for random wildlife movement.

My cats do use their beds. But Oscar, the big yellow one, "grew" out of his bed. When I bought a new one (a small dog bed, even) he refused to use it. He still sleeps in a tight ball in the dinky blue one. Now the littlest one use the big bed. Cats! Gotta love 'em.

Siani said...

Great pic! I have a very large tom cat who insists on squeezing himself into small boxes, and looks most bewildered when they break.

Nap Warden said...

My kitty is exactly the same way!

~*Country Dawn*~ said...

Mine sleep EVERYWHERE except the cat bed! lol

kj said...

priapus is quite stunning.

i love cats, alas am allergic to them, and consider myself only slightly more intelligent, and even then not always.

meow, lavender :)

Andrea said...

haha!! What a nice cozy spot for kitty! :)

Andrea said...

haha!! What a nice cozy spot for kitty! :)

Carly B said...

Well, it may not be fashionable, but it would be quite practical in a rain storm! Very cute.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That is one very content cat.

0s0-Pa said...

Haha what a cute lil kitty. He remind me of figaro from pinnochio -_- Now u should try putting him a cat tunnel (under toy section) and see if he likes that :D

Lavender said...

Thanks for stopping by Everyone!!! Wish time permitted me to answer each of you individually - I think Ive been to everyones blog - if I havent yet - I will be :) Happy WW!

So Lost said...

I know mine sure do!

Perriette said...

heehee, bags and boxes and anything new to lay on. Even my dog - I bought her this fancy lush dog bed to lay on while I'm on the computer and she prefers a thin rug. Also, prefers the wrapping paper to the gift. They really are like kids!

Lavender said...

Many Thanks to you both So Lost and Periette...and Perriette, I so know what you mean :)

BetteJo said...

I think the box people out catnip in the cardboard - there has to be a bigger reason that any cat will prefer a box to almost anything - than just - 'it's nice' or something.

There has to be some kind of conspiracy.

Lavender said...

ROFL! Tehehehe Thanks for the laugh BetteJo - you might be onto something there! :)

Pips said...

a black tiger :-)

Lavender said...

Definately lying in wait of prey, Pips LOL!

Pips said...

oh, he is hungry. Help me. But I´m not good to eat. :-)

Lavender said...

LOL! Good one Pips!

Ces said...

Haha! What a cat! Look at those eyes.

Lavender said...

Aw Ces - you should see his face when he is in the mood for love - no species can resist him! Tehehe