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Jan 21, 2008

I do NOT have a problem YOU have a problem

Kitteh: The desire to get inside and be inside a box whenever possible is NOT a problem. I repeat, YOU have the problem—did you ever think that being OUTSIDE of a box was actually the problem? Why don't you think about THAT?

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Alex P., Your kitteh is going STRAIGHT to 130-day Boxhab treatment at Promises. It's for the best.

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I think this description is probably the funniest I think I ever read.

And...it made me think.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:14 AM

Jeff Conaway kitteh smuggles boxes into boxhab.

Jen Barnett
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:19 AM

I would suggest that perhaps kitties have some sort of genetic inclination for cardboard, but today, my cat spent a good amount of time in a rubbermaid storage tub, so I'm afraid the kitty-box-syndrome will always remain a mystery!

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:24 AM

Ah, I'll have to send in some of the pictures of my tuxedo kitty. He fits in to any and every box that he possibly can, and he fits in ones that he also should not. He loves to squish into the boxes from the Snapple we buy, which are hardly cat-sized.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:34 AM

"Furthermore", says kitteh, "I have even less of a problem than you do, because I am matchinks with the box, and you aren't."

Taj, I am trying to imagine what a "rubbermaid storage tub" is...... I've gone very quiet now.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:36 AM

Pssssttt! Meg! *looks around furtively* Should this be posted in "Pups"?

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:39 AM


 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:44 AM

Yeah. He does looks yellowy. Totally matchingks. In fact, how did you get into my house?-for that is surely one of my tabbies. Foxy.
And yes. Miss Fox does like to be in a box.
Rubbermaid storage tubs are a fan favorite here as well. With some careful cutting and added insulation, they make excellent outdoor feral cat cold weather shelters, BTW.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:47 AM

Needs more Schubert and Mozart. You know, for thinking outside the Bachs.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:09 AM

Um, yeah, my tortie needs to go to boxhab... I keep trying to store up boxes bcause we are going to move in about a year and I am a packrat... but she first sheds in them and then sprays in them even tho she has a perfectly clean litter box... Sigh

Ann M.
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:10 AM

Right on, Ann! My girls are way worse than the fellas with the marking. Gah!
Try flattening the boxes and storing them away.

Guido: oy.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:20 AM

They tried to make me go to boxhab i said no no no....I have 25 kittys..not one box makes it into the house that is not instantly claimed....they barley wait for us to get the stuff out...there is one in the living room now that has been there 3 weeks lol they take turns getting in .....

Brandi Lee
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 03:40 AM

The perspective is weird. Kitteh looks like he's four inches tall.

Keith Handy
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 04:34 AM

Solomon agrees completely with the need to go to boxhab. I asked Miss huggums what she thinks, but she just burrowed deeper into the shoebox that is currently her bed.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 05:35 AM

he swears he's just working on his design submishe for the admissions committee at the miauhaus school

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 06:12 AM

Keith Handy -- yes! It's like one of those Science Centre optical illusions where the walls and floors are all wonky so normal-sized people look like dolls or giants, depending on where they stand.

I would go to the Science Centre more often if it had kittehs in boxes.

Also, I would like a four-inch tall kitteh to bring to work.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 06:38 AM

How do I submit something to this site?

Here is what I wanted to submit:

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 06:49 AM

manoj - look down the side of the screen on your right for "Got Cute"

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 06:57 AM

The Look? Total indignation with a hint of pitty for those outside looking in.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 07:01 AM

lol, i love that these people found their cat inside a giant double-corrigated box.... get me in on soma that!!!!!

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 07:07 AM

sigh. my cat never goes into boxes. maybe it's 'cause he seems to think he's a dog.

shouldn't this be a new catagory by now?

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 07:10 AM

Hee. Looks just like my Gravy. She luvs the boxes too.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 07:48 AM

[plays brush snare for Brandi Lee]

...because I never learned to play the upright bass (oh no)

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 07:53 AM

"Boxhab" should definitely be a cat-egory!

Bertha is not one for the boxes. She doesn't even claw them. She just stays away. She saw all of those anti-box commercials in the 1980s, you know:

"This is your cat."
"This is your cat in a box."

Any questions?

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 07:54 AM

Then I think my kitty will need to be treated for multiple addictions. It's not just boxes and bags that she must climb into it's all paper.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 07:55 AM

Judging by that photo, the kitty's name must be McGrumperson. LOL.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:12 AM

Kids, this is NOT corporate america here! It's OK for the Kitteh to think INSIDE the box!

Hey Mano - cute hybernator! Contrats on cracking the site submich loop!

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:47 AM

The science museum called. They want their optical illusion back.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:52 AM

As the sender-in, camera operator, and owner of the kitty in question, I approve of the kitty going to boxhab.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:09 AM

Alex - i lubs your kitteh

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:14 AM

Has anyone seen Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories "How to Determine the Volume of Your Cat."? I've actually used it to come up with a pattern for a bed I was making for my cat.

Taj: Rubbermaid is a brand name or many possible brands...(We tend to call any of them "Rubbermaid" though. Just as tissue has become "Kleenex", and plasters have become "Band -aids)

and they're various sized plastic containers with separate plastic snap on lids, very good for storing things AWAY from kitty hair, bugs, moisture and what not.

Small ones maybe for food items, bigger ones for my yarn stash, and other craft supplies, bigger ones for "summer clothes" stored during the winter...

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:39 AM

blair: Miauhaus! HAH! :D

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:57 AM

"what the??. I get in zee box , and some silly human sticks their ugly face in the box and says how "cute" I am. Then they flash a bright light and try to get me OUT of the box. Sickening! I will gladly to to your Boxhab!"

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:58 AM

My friend has a theory: if you put giant wooden crates out on the African savanna, you'd probably return to see lions sitting in each of them. I think someone should try it. In the name of scientific research, of course.

A thinker
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:07 AM

(Still looking for a "me" sized box to begin therapy in...)

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:27 AM

I second that, A thinker. I want to see giant kitties squished into not-quite-giant-enough boxes!

Angela P.
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Berthaslave - those "Partnership for a Box-Free America" commercials actually worked on Bertha?
My own cats seem to be more partial to cooking vessels than boxes.
And, um, Meg? (whispers) "pups?"
Or is that a very subtle thinking outside the box reference?

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Oh, and I love the giant-crates-on-the-savannah idea. Let's get a grant.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Oh noes! I'm an enabler to my kitties! I make them stuff from cardboard boxes, they love it and it's cheap. Plus, when they destroy it, you can recycle it! www.wikihow.com/make-cat-jungle-gyms-and-playgrounds

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Collapse-a-Cat. Perfect for those cats who just won't do for a regular carrier. Ventilated, padded, and fitted with a pop-out food dish (dry food only). When you care enough to send only the most particular cats, rely on Collapse-a-Cat to satisfy your needs. Now at discerning pet stores near you!

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 12:13 PM

I want to see a cat inside a box inside a box inside a box.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 12:46 PM

trin - you didn't mention cats in your list of things that go in rubbermaid boxes. I certainly find cats in mine.

BTW, I'd love to see your cat bed...maybe even post it on EMSL. Would you send me a picture? Pretty please?

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:09 PM

Jim Profit kitty WILL be VP of Acquisitions!

Rachel of Cyberia
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 01:53 PM

My kitty needs a bit of box aversion therapy herself. However, her true favorites are the bathroom sink and my collapsible laundry basket (y'know, the ones with wire edges that are made of fabric). She doesn't care if there's already laundry in the basket - in she hops!

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:08 PM

Bookmonstercats, I was thinking more along the lines of this: www.rubbermaid.com

But I think I like your imagination much better!

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:16 PM

Boxhab NEEDS to be a category.

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:26 PM

Thank you, Taj. Phew!! What a relief. Boxes to put things in was the last thing I would have thought of with a name like that. I was frightened to Google it!

 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:28 PM

Ok usually my 14 year old son will make fun of my CO perusing and generally throw some testoster'tude my way if he wants to use the computer and I'm surfing CO. But this picture won him over. He was ROTFLOL at this one an Meg's witty captioning. Then he sat for about a 1/2 hour and browsed CO. He has deemed CO worthy of LLF (Lulz Liberation Front) sponsorship.

Thank you CO, for bridging the teenage testosterone gap. Thank you.

yet another michelle
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 02:30 PM

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