Simply 6 Minutes: Where’s Da Kitty?

Every cat that lived with us over the years liked to hide. Some were hiding from some of our more rambunctious felines, others were just looking for a place where it was dark and cozy so they could sleep. Still others had the attitude "If I fits, I sits."

We had a cat that would climb under the blanket on the bed and spend the whole day there, only coming out to eat. He was nothing but a lump under the covers most of the day.

Any time a box came into the house, all of them fought over who would get to sit in it. Funny thing: the smaller the box, the bigger the cat that would try to get in it. We had a few that never grew that big, almost like permakittens, and they would be the ones to hide in a TV box, while the 20 lb. behemoths were always trying to fit in a shoebox.

The cat in the picture probably had help getting all wrapped up like that. It’s amazing that they tolerate being wrapped in paper like that…

Christine Bialczak runs Simply 6 Minutes every week.

15 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes: Where’s Da Kitty?

  1. This is great John. My grandfather’s cat used to like sleeping in a brown paper bag……. but wouldn’t get out of it to eat. It was a shock the first time I saw the bag move on its own!

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  2. There are so many cute nuances about cats that I often think I should adopt one. The problem would surely be that I got the grumpiest, least cuddly cat with an attitude and regret it for all of its nine long lives! Thanks for participating. Your post made me think of Garfield sitting in a Lasagna dish!

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    1. There are some that are standoffish all their lives. We had a couple that were born here and lived all their lives with us that nevertheless wanted nothing to do with us. We just let them be, and they warmed up to us. Maybe not jump-in-your-lap friendly, but at least not snarling and hissing at us. Even if they’re difficult, you can have a great relationship with them. If you go to a cat rescue place or the Humane Society, you’ll notice that some will come right up to you, and others will stay clear. It’s a little harder with a place like Petsmart, where they’re all in cages, but you can have good luck there, too.Those are the ones you stck with…

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  3. Many years ago, not long after the Hub and I got married, we got our first pet, a cat called Ducati. We lived in a townhouse and she was an indoors cat, but when we came home from work a week or two after getting her we couldn’t find her anywhere. We turned the house inside out looking. At our wit’s end, probably what she’d been waiting for, she casually stretched and stuck her head out of … the Hub’s motorbike helmet! He had a full face which had been sitting on the bench. She’d climbed in through the space from the slightly raised visa. He made sure he left the visor down after that!

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