Box Day with the Inner Circle

My Disciples,

So, yesterday we saw many kitties enjoying many boxes in many different ways. But many people wondered how we spent Box Day here at Cult of Otis headquarters. Well, it started out with the Guardians putting out three or four different cardboard receptacles for the Inner Circle’s consideration. Really though, one box stood out as, by far, the best. It was a green box that was filled with wonderfully crinkly paper! Brother Oliver gave it a go first, starting off with a classic, “four-on-the-floor” sit.

Oliver four on the floor

A box filled with crinkly paper? Of course that was the favorite. Brother Oliver gave it a go first.

After sitting upright, Brother Oliver transitioned to a perfect corner loaf. He occasionally shifted his weight from side to side to enjoy the crinkling sound it created.

Oliver box loaf

Brother Oliver performed a wonderfully crinkly corner loaf.

Brother Oliver then graciously exited the box so Brother Henry could have a turn. OK, so Brother Henry sort of implied that Brother Oliver would be wise to let him have a turn, and Brother Oliver wisely complied. Brother Henry chose to do his own version of the four-on-the-floor.

Henry classic four on the floor

After Brother Oliver exited the Box, Brother Henry performed a four-on-the-floor.

Although Brother Henry clearly enjoyed the crinkly paper box, he was also intrigued by a nearby shallow box. He walked over to it and executed a very precise, “super shallow sit”.

Henry super shallow sit

Brother Henry exited the crinkly paper box and executed a perfect super shallow sit nearby.

I was thrilled the Brother Henry liked the shallow box, because it gave Me the opportunity to take a turn in the crinkly box. I’m not one for formal poses, so I just threw Myself into the papery goodness and had a full-body experience.

Otis full body box experience

Awwww yeah! I really worked the box for all it was worth!

Now, we had already had a pretty amazing Box Day, but then came the icing on the catnip cake. Brother Henry convinced his new best friend Thomas to come down and do a box sit of his own! Brother Henry didn’t think Thomas was quite ready for the crinkly paper experience, so he guided him to a bare cardboard box with a smiley on the side. Thomas jumped right in and did a brilliant sit!

Henry and Thomas box sitting

Brother Henry convinced Thomas to join in the Box Day festivities. He sat like a champ!

So as you can see, Box Day 2012 was a smashing success for all of us here at The Cult of Otis. I hope that your day was equally fun, and that all of your cardboardy wishes came true!

So Sayeth Otis

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23 responses to “Box Day with the Inner Circle

  1. so happy to see Thomas taking part in the festivities!

  2. THOMAS!!!!!! Squeeeeee!!!!! You are so brave and confident to join in the box inspection! And I do a slightly different “Four On The Floor”…. So I will try to match that purrfect one executed by Brother O, paw pats, Disciple Savannah

    • We were all pleasantly surprised by Thomas’s participation in Box Day, Savannah! That little guy is still fighting a lot of demons, but he is also slowly conquering them. πŸ™‚

    • Heather

      Savannah, Thomas would make a great cat to interview for your “Real Rescue Cats are Talking” series. I’m glad that he is settling in so well and showing his true self so to speak. I had been worried about him!!

      Dearest leader, I really enjoyed the description about various box poses. What a hoot!

  3. catfromhell

    Fabulishious! Me too enjoyed box day, but whenever the flashy box came out, me exitited!

  4. spittythekitty

    Brother Henry’s Four-on-the-Floor was enhanced considerably by his decision to add a Vulture Twist to his performance. Kudos!

  5. Brother Henry looks ready to surf after shallow box practice!

  6. Boxing day must be THE best day of the year πŸ˜€

  7. You are all masterful box sitters. Like all great cathletes, watching you is like poetry inaction.
    Purrs to you,
    Mistletoe & Hitch

  8. Wow, box day is the day before my birthday! I suppose after opening all of those presents I would have quite a few boxes for a cat, except that we can’t have a cat. Oh well, I still like boxes even though I’m a human! πŸ™‚

  9. Wow, now THAT’s a Boxing Day celebration!

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