Just a Box of Cat

black cat in box
Just a Box of Cat

Yes, you’re right, I don’t know who put it there, believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare.* Sorry, Mr. Hunter, it was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the image above, and then I had to sing it over and over, especially while I was photographing the following sequence.

I’m sure we’ve all seen a similar sight: a box, full of cat, possibly even overflowing with cat. In this case, Bean and the box were perfectly matched as he filled it to capacity with barely a hair showing over the edge. And he was very pleased with himself about this. Well, perhaps the box was just a tad stressed on the sides.

He was about to get a little too full of himself, though, and have a little mishap with the box, nothing serious. But he’s the cute one who sometimes acts out his cuteness by doing something silly and getting into a little mess, like balancing on the edge of a box and calling me until I look at him, and having it flip over on him. His gentle landings are a little staged.

So anyway, Bean decided to be as cute as a kitty in a box could be once he saw that he had my full undivided attention and I was both snapping my black box at him and singing.

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Bean is just as cute as cute can be.
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Perfectly balanced.
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Something is wrong here...
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Oh no-o-o-o-oes....!

It was another soft landing. He was fine.

*”Box of Rain”, Words by Robert Hunter; music by Phil Lesh

 


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9 thoughts on “Just a Box of Cat

  • July 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm
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    What a little ham! So great that you got those photos ­čÖé

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  • July 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm
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    That Bean is a case and a half!! Brilliant shot catching the expression on his face ­čÖé

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    • July 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm
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      Carolyn, he really is. Sometimes he just naturally is, and sometimes he’s very much aware of what he’s doing.

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    • July 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm
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      Chris, wish I could just photograph and paint cats all day!

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  • July 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm
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    I think Bean is a natural-born slapstick comedian – he’ll do anything for a laugh.

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    • July 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm
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      Vicki, you can’t have all that white ear hair and still be taken seriously.

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