Who’s in the Box?

I am still pretty new at blogging (My one-year blogoversary is coming up in two months. Can you believe it?), so I almost missed International Box Day. But here I am thanks to a heads up from my friend Sammy over at onespoiledcat.

International Box Day-2015-BADGE-350x350Since I had never heard of this, I had to research it. Once again, Google is my friend. Here is the explanation from Wag ‘n Woof Pets, one of the hosts of the event:

International Box Day is an annual blogosphere event created many years ago as an opportunity for cat blogs to show off funny photos of their cats in boxes (who doesn’t have a photo of their cat in a box?). Later on, dog blogs were also invited to join in the fun!

The two calico cats of distinction, Peaches and Paprika, are co-hosting.

Wow! A special day to show off how much kitties love boxes. Now, I have to say, I’m not as much of a box lover as Echo and Ocean, I prefer my paper forts, but I do my share of inspecting and taking an occasional snooze in transient boxes.

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I still do my share of inspecting

I still do my share of inspecting

I prefer my paper forts

I prefer my paper forts

If I have one in a box, that's a bonus!

If I have one in a box, that’s a bonus!

Plain old cardboard boxes may not hold as much attraction for me as they once did, but I do like non-traditional boxes like mom’s suitcase when she was getting ready for BlogPaws.

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Can you believe scientists do research to try to find out just why we are so drawn to boxes? It’s true that we feel safe in them but there’s more to it than that. Sometimes we may use boxes or other small, enclosed spaces to hide and shut out scary, unwanted behavior but sometimes we just have fun with them!

Here’s a video mom took several years ago of Ocean and Fontana.

Oh, and they keep us warm. Did you know that our “comfort zone” is between 86 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit, nearly 20 degrees higher than the comfort zone for you humans? So we get warm and toasty when we curl up in a nice insulated box. And that’s also why, when you think it is blazing hot, we will be in the sun puddles in the window.

Part of the packing that was in the huge box with the new swamp cooler was this interesting styrofoam item. We all had to check it out and take turns in it. Ocean decided he liked it so much that mom left if for days for him to sleep in at night. Eventually, he started making a mess with it scratching at it and it disappeared.

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Who's in the Box? - International Box Day 6I want to leave you with a video containing some of my favorite clips of cats enjoying their boxes.

Happy International Box Day!

Christy Paws

We are also joining Rascal and Rocco for their Pet Parade.

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25 Responses to Who’s in the Box?

  1. Box day, best day ever. Great video, had me rolling! One year goes by so fast, doesn’t it?

  2. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    happee bee lated box day guys…we wuz knot even a loud ONLINE on box day… can ya bee leeve it !!! theeze be grate fotoz anda way kewl mewvie two… ocean & fontana ~~ we did knot even noe a MOUZ waz in ther til fontana tossed em !!! we gived thiz mewvie 984 paws UP !!! ♥♥♥

  3. Apawss Apawss Christy!! Yur lookin so fine inn yur box an papurr fort!!! Mee missed box day…butt mee did not even have a box here 😉
    Yur Brofurss look quite happy inn thee box…..mew mew me…
    **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  4. Clooney says:

    Those are such great photos of you all, how cute!

  5. Kitties Blue says:

    Both of these videos were incredible. It is amazing how we kitties will try to cram ourselves into itty bitty boxes. Lily Olivia is also in favor or boxes filled with lots of brown paper. Thanks for stopping by C.J.’s birthday party. Hope you’ll join us tomorrow for our special Father’s Day Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista J

  6. Aaaaaaaw y’all be lookin’ so cute. Weez luv thoe stywofoam boxes too. But mommy sez they do make a mess. MOL Y’all’s video sure is cute. Hope yous have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  7. Happy BOx day your kitties were having so much fun. Have a great weekend.

  8. meowmeowmans says:

    You did a great job with your first Box Day post, Christy!

    Happy International Box Day, dear one! 🙂

  9. Happy Box Day Christy!

  10. Oh my gosh, this video is SO CUTE – especially the super duper big tabby trying to fit in that tiny box. LOL

  11. Ellen Pilch says:

    Great idea to make a fort with paper in your box 🙂

  12. Cats and boxes go together like peanutbutter and jelly! Happy Box Day!

  13. Bell Fur Zoo says:

    Oh those paper forts look soo nice! I must try one.

    xoxo, Matilda

  14. Truffles loves boxes, but she agrees with you on paper forts too! Chewy boxes rock for both!

  15. Gotta love a good box! Happy International Box Day!

  16. I am not a big fan of boxes which is just as well as we forgot about International Box Day *glares at Staff* Loved the video! Happy Box Day 🙂

  17. LP says:

    We love boxes here too! Loved the video! The cat on the banana box whose tail was being swatted by the cat in the banana box was great! Also, the last cat who was “boxed in” by a cat was really funny 🙂 Thanks for sharing the video 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  18. Pawsome post ! Happy International Box Day ! Purrs

  19. Summer says:

    Well, I’ll never be Maru – I’m not a box fan!

  20. Penelope says:

    Excellent! Wes actually does like boxes at our house, but me thinks the box with the hole has been around so long, wes don’t even thinks of it as play place anymore.
    Loved all your Box shots!

  21. Annabelle says:

    What a great first “boxing” post! You did a superb job Christy! We love ALL of your boxing photos.

    Happy Boxing Day!
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping and Mr Jinx

  22. mariodacat says:

    Thanks for all that interesting history and stuff. We didn’t know much of it. i personally like boxes because I can crouch really low and then do a sneak attack on whoever walks by. They are so fun.

  23. Sammy says:

    What a GREAT Box Day post!!! Love the videos too……cats and boxes were absolutely MADE for each other!

    Hugs, Sammy

  24. Those are some pretty pawesome boxes that you have there! Happy International Box Day! Love, Cody