Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Box Can Save Your Sanity


On occasion, I catch horrifying mistakes in draft:

The measurements of Dr. Doh may have unintended inaccuracies,
as he claims that: "lkkdidimm, f^%$#.. asssssssspft". The parameters
nnnnnnnolllllllllll5677777 do not apply in this particular case.

Lucky overestimates his trajectory and lands on keyboards. Flirt naps on warm hard drives, keyboards and evacuated office chairs. Unlike dogs, cats do not listen to basic commands such as "STAY OFF THE DESK! I MEAN IT!"

In a delayed moment of problem solving, I remember that cardboard boxes are like magnets for cats. There is a palpable excitement among the felines when a new box arrives. If there is a box, there is a cat in it.

Added to my desk: One box. With occupants.


  1. Replies
    1. I cannot believe that it actually works. Most of the time.

  2. I wonder who created the internet to keep man out of the way?

    1. *Ponders* You think it's the g-r-a-c-k-l-e-s?

  3. Clever. I bet it works with teenagers too. Hmm.

    1. I think you're going to need a bigger box.

  4. Moby loves boxes, no matter the size... he once tried to squeeze his bulk into a slimline dvd player box..

  5. LOL! OMG, this is too funny, Ant. But oh so right! :)

    Yeah, I always wondered what it is about tiny boxes that big, fluffy kitties find so irresistable. And they sit there so proud and majestic, like as if they don't look utterly ridiculous. No, not them!

    And let's not even talk about tiny, porcelin bathroom sinks in the summertime ...

    1. They are strange in general.
      They'll sleep in comfortable warm heaps in the sunlight, but then go for boxes and sinks, when there are softer surfaces.

  6. Hi Ant - I love this!

    This, too -

    Choosing A Cat - by Ursula le Guin

    Warm greetings from an errant Tortoise

    1. Hi Claire,

      Thank you for the link. Science fiction, writing and cats are always welcome.

      Warm greetings returned from hibernating bear.


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