Cats and Boxes

Oslo is a box-loving cat. He likes to cram himself into boxes that are too small, sit in boxes that are too big, and generally explore boxes of all sizes. He also bites boxes. And drop balls inside so he can bat them around. He likes to push boxes across the floor for unknown reasons.

In short: he’s a typical cat with regards to boxes.

From Oslo

For some reason, I love this picture. Maybe it’s the intensity of his “I’m sitting in my box” face. Maybe it’s that he stopped moving long enough for me to get one decent picture out of 15 tries. Maybe it’s because he’s just so gosh-darned cute.

Please, share the cute with me.

You may also enjoy this awesome video of “Many Too Small Boxes and Maru.” Maru is fairly famous on YouTube, and when I saw this video on BoingBoing, I couldn’t stop laughing. You must make it through the whole video (or skip to the 1:15 mark and watch from there).

Cats and boxes: the greatest love story ever told? Discuss.


SarahWannabuyacat? 7 years ago .


I have a cat who does that. You can have her, if you want her.

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    I have noticed your repeated attempts to ditch your cat today. (Is this Feather?) What did she do to earn your ire?

      SarahDogPerson 7 years ago .

      Peed in the suitcases. Curse her!!

        Jenn Reese 7 years ago .


        On the other hand, that just means she knows you're planning on going away, and doesn't want you to go. Because she looooooves you.

Carol Penn-Romine 7 years ago .

We're coming into the season now for tangerines, clementines and all those other darling little fruits that come by the box. Our cats love those boxes, which are prominently labelled with one of two brands, either "Cuties" or "Sweeties." When they crawl into those boxes they essentially label themselves. Makes for some great pix.

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    That could not be cuter if you planned it! Hopefully you'll post some of those pictures… hint, hint.

michaeldthomas 7 years ago .

@jennreese Are you sure you want to open the comments on that post? It's pretty controversial. ;-)

    jennreese 7 years ago .

    @michaeldthomas I will have to moderate all the comments from people who feel small boxes constitute cruelty to cats. :-D

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