People and fur people who are Disciples of The Leader Otis,
It’s Thomas. As Leader Otis had to leave us this year, the honor of being the Grand Marshal of Box Day has fallen to me. I am excited to take on the responsibility despite my sadness over the circumstances that required it.
For those of you who only recently became Disciples of Otis, here is the run down on box day as described on the Cult of Otis website:
Box Day- December 26
No one knows why, but cardboard boxes are the most interesting things in the universe to a cat. No matter how many fancy beds you buy, no matter how much you spend on cat trees or other kitty “furniture”, no matter how many balls, catnip toys, laser pointers and other items you provide, your cat will lose interest in all of them the moment you place an empty cardboard box on the floor. If a box is present, it must immediately be investigated and, most likely, sat in. Only cats know the secret of the box’s appeal, but Box Day is the day of the year to celebrate your feline’s affinity for all things cardboard. So on December 26, fill an entire room with boxes of varying size, shape and depth and let kitty explore them and sit in them to his or her heart’s desire.
Box day occurs two days after Catsmas, and one day after the Christian human holiday called Christmas. Both Catsmas and Christmas seem to result in a large number of empty boxes, so it is only natural that Box Day comes right after them.
Every year here on the blog we like to have a Box Day catsravaganza. I would like you to join in this year’s festivities by sending in photos of your kitties enjoying boxes for everyone else to view and enjoy! Please send submissions via email by 3pm Pacific time on December 24 if you would like to join in the fun. I’m a little nervous about grand marshaling, so please help me make this the best Box Day ever!
Again, please email submissions by 3pm Pacific time on December 24 for inclusion in the catstravaganza. Thank you for your support!
In Otis’s Name,