Fact: cats love to sit in boxes. If you’ve ever left an empty shoebox or package around your house, you could probably find your cat in it within a matter of minutes. But what people have figured out is that sometimes you don’t even need an actual box. If you just draw a box on the floor with tape, your cat will still sit in it.
It all started with a tweet from Danielle Matheson (@prograpslady):
Nobody has had a more productive day than my mother pic.twitter.com/LK6KX9KM1x
— Danielle Matheson (@prograpslady) April 10, 2017
She inspired others to try it with their feline friends. Much to their surprise, it actually worked.
I am so mad this just happened pic.twitter.com/EyPFEtxYeP
— Ryan Nemeth (@HotYoungBriley) April 12, 2017
That cat looks pretty content in her little fake box.
Not sharing his square! pic.twitter.com/6BQTYZBpwu
— Julie Ross (@JulieRoss4) April 12, 2017
This feline even got a little feisty when it came to defending his new territory.
— Diana (@Di_Eff) April 14, 2017
This guy’s kind of just sitting there like: okay human, I’m in the box. Now what?
I think my cat is broken pic.twitter.com/2hg6eNTv4Q
— Lauren Wagner (@Laurenwagnernyc) April 13, 2017
Some cat owners were pretty upset that their furry friend wouldn’t play along.
Sorry! Old Lady+this Twitter thing=??? One got it. The other two not so much. pic.twitter.com/cW6zUGkTNt
— Tami Jayne (@TamiJayne19) April 12, 2017
This lady showed that not all cats are created equal.
I'm sorry pic.twitter.com/hsqaAQMqdu
— Melissa Couto (@ThrowinSmoke) April 13, 2017
I guess all pets aren’t create equal, either.
So while no one is really sure what makes cats so curious about these little boxes, some think it might have something to do with exploring new territory. But whatever the reason, it’s always fun to find new ways to mess with your kitty.
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