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No Box Too Small

two black cats curled together
Mewsette and Jelly Bean in the endless black cat loop.

Mewsette and Jelly Bean curl in an endless circle of black cat.

If you look really closely in the lower right under Jelly Bean’s shoulder, you’ll see a tiny little bit of a small flat box. This is all it takes for one or more kitties to curl up in a spot on the floor.

I wondered why this spot was chosen for communal bathing and napping, considering it’s right in the narrow spot between cabinet and shelves in the kitchen where I either go out the back door or down the basement steps. It wasn’t sunny and warm, there was no warm spot there, I could find no reason for this until JB curled a little closer to Mewsette and realized it was the little flat box left over from a half-case of 3 oz. cat food cans, sized something like 10″ x 12″ x 1″ deep. Not either one of them alone would fit there, but that’s nothing to worry about.

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11 thoughts on “No Box Too Small

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  • Synchronized cat boxing! I give it a ten!

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  • Curling up on a box – just one of the little things that make kitties so special!

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    • Chris, I’ve found it’s a handy method of cat-herding! When one does something, the others do as well, so when they all pile up on my desk, I strategically place a box near but out of my way and they all gravitate to it. Of course, any box that ends up on the floor is fair game too, and I’m glad I can step pretty lightly around this little house!

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    • Rachel, they always make neat shapes, but this one is perfect. I just wish Mewsette would have put her head down, but that’s what illustration is for.

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  • Susan Mullen

    Bernadette, this is such a fine photo! And you’re so right — 2 cats can fit where 1 cat can’t.

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    • Susan, it’s apparently the thought that counts–“I think I can fit.”

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