It’s Box Day, the most cardboardy, squarish day of the year! Once again we are celebrating Box Day with a photo catstravaganza featuring many of you at your boxiest! Let’s get to it!
Our first two contributions come from Disciple “2 cats” who says, “Here are my cats posing for box day. Billy is going for a classic sit while Gizzy is showing that it isn’t only boxes made of cardboard that provide places to pounce from!”
The next photo comes from Disciple Sherry who says, “Here’s Gower enjoying a lovely box.”
Disciple Dorothy sent in this photo of her Kitty Hitch doing an impressive casual box pose. The tail hanging down from above belongs to Pumpkin.
My canine friend Basil sent in a photo that is sure to shock you all. Now, to be clear, there is one aspect of this photo that ordinarily would have disqualified it from being included in a “catstravaganza”. You see… ummmm… well… just take a look. I must warn all kitties though that what you are about to see may change your feelings about box sitting forever.
OK, let’s quickly move on to the next photos sent in by Christine, Levi, Isabelle, Genevieve, and Little Man. First up we have Isabelle and Genevieve demonstrating a double-decker box sit!
Next we have Genevieve enjoying a skinny box. She might be in over her head, or up to her neck or something.
The last photo from Christine and family shows Isabelle helping out with a puzzle by making sure the box doesn’t go anywhere.
Next, we have a photo of Jenny. Her guardian, Pezcita, had this to say about it, “This is Jenny, a sweet Birman mix and self-proclaimed Priestess in the Cult of Otis. We adopted her from a local shelter almost five years ago. Early in the fall, my sister made her this castle out of a huge computer box. Jen loves to hide in it, especially when she thinks we’re going to brush her teeth.”
Human Disciple Julia and her kitty Disciples Juno and Luna sent in this striking photo of Juno in a deep box.
Disciple Penny sent in three photos of her kitty clan. Here’s what she had to say about them, “Well, I explained Boxing Day to all the cats here at R & H Ranch. And these were the results. Murphy couldn’t understand why she should pose in a shabby cardboard box when she can sit on a lovely antique wooden box, Lily thought I said pose in the bath and Razzie got bored waiting for the girls…sigh. Kinda like herding cats!”
Ninjinsky cat also sent a photo. Here is what he had to say, “We here at Camp Nijinsky are so pleased that you came through your surgery and are feeling much better! I thought I would share a photo my owners took of me proudly showing off the Box House they created for me. The photo is a bit blurry…I think because my Mom was laughing about my pose, but I was in fact quite proud to show off My Box House! I hope you and Thomas and the Brothers enjoy it. Merry Catsmas too!”
I’m very excited that we also had a photo admitted by the Finnish royalty! Punapippuri, King Kitty Cat of Finland (North) gave us the following submission.
The crunchy and delicious… uhhhh…I mean, nice and smart Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge sent in a photo of RC Cat. Phil had this to say about the photo, “Here’s RC Cat demonstrating skills necessary for Boxing Day: A box must be approached with confidence – but with caution. It is important to hold the box down and still so it may be closely examined…who knows? There might be surprises inside – like mousies or greenies or a tiny bug sent as tribute. Once the box has submitted to cat will, then it is safe to hop inside as the box conqueror. This message sent to you by staff as requested by RC Cat of the Realm”
Disciples Becca, Steve, Romeo and Juliet also sent in some photos. The first shows Romeo in a very unique squished pose.
The second photo shows Juliet in a very serious sit.
There is also another photo of Romeo trying to stuff himself into a box that seems a bit too small. You really like those small boxes, don’t you Romeo!
Disciple Saffron sent in an action photo with this description, “I submit for your approval a stunning photo of me beating up my brother Junior as he tries to fight me for my box.”
Disciple Junior sent in a photo with the following plea, “Please make them stop taking pictures of me, I really need to rest after choosing an appropriate box.”
Pixie also sent a photo. I’m not sure if she is a Disciple, because she had this to say, “I agree with Thomas, you are all crazy!! My sister Saffron is being a pain trying to stop me from being comfy in my box, and my pesky guardian insists on burning my retinas. Grudgingly sending regards, Pixie”
Disciple Deb sent two photos of Sam, who has something in common with Brother Oliver. Both of them like to chew on cardboard. Here’s what Deb said about the photos, “These are photos of Sam, one of our 4 kitties. Sam not only loves to sit in boxes, he loves to chew them to bits as well. He is a crazy kitty!”
Disciple Savannah sent in one of her favorite recent photos. Here’s what she had to say about it, “I like this one best of all my recent box photos. It captures me going in to inspect the box I used to send my virtual brother, Boots, his Christmas prezzies. He lives at Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary; he is FIV positive and had one eye removed because of neglect from before he lived at BCR.”
Disciple Joe sent in a photo of a Sheena. She is a rescued Bengal kitty that came in pregnant. She ended up sharing a box with a whole lot of cuteness!
Disciple Cynthia sent in a photo of kitties Simon and Phinn spending the day together.
Disciples Linda, David, Lola, Griffon and Luna sent in two photos. The first shows Luna as she “helps” wrap Christmas presents.
The second shows Griffon heading off to search for treats after an unsuccessful attempt at getting Luna to share her box.
Disciples Juniper and William sent in a selection of photos. William had this to say about them, “Dear Leader Otis, Here are a few photos of Juniper and me in boxes. The sugar box was supposed to be her sleeping box, but I soon overtook it. I’m so sweet. (Get it? Sugar box …..sweet. Get it?) The other two photos were taken just a few weeks after my Capture, when I was still svelte. My nickname now is “Buddha Billy”. Merry Catsmas, and a Joyous Box Day! Sincerely, William”
Last but not least, Disciple Cat shared photos of her cats Ben, Casper, Jimmy and Archie. In the first shot, Ben takes center stage.
The next shot show Casper in an impressive “box on its side” sit.
That brings us to the end of the 2012 Box Day Catstravaganza! I hope you were all as amazed and delighted as I was by this impressive array of kitties (and, of course, Bryn) thinking inside the box. Many thanks to all of our photo contributors! This catstravaganza would not have been possible without you.
Now, if you will excuse Me, I’m off to join Thomas and the Brothers for our own Box Day celebration!
So Sayeth Otis