Magical Boxes

This blog is dedicated to the almost teenager that shares our house (the reason why so many boxes arrive in our house) and Lego (chief box supplier).

Our staff were watching the three of us play with a box this weekend (in the video above) which brought back memories for our staff of their son creating all manner of constructions with boxes when he was a small child.  He also had a favourite book called “My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes” by Lynley Dodd.  Wicket is illustrating the point here.

We don’t know what it is, but it’s magical: cats and small children share a passion for boxes and we thought we would share some of our family’s classic box stories and pictures.

Not all boxes were created equal.  By far the most prized possession are the Lego boxes that have been appearing in our house for as long as our son has been here.  This has meant a great deal to our almost teenage staff member as he is in love with the contents.  As soon as the box is unpacked though, there is a competition for box habitation.  Wicket loves to get in them and make a window.

And there is no Lego box that is too small for Wicket.  He will find a way.

McGonagall likes to sit on them and squash them,

after which Wicket makes them into a bed.

Dugal doesn’t usually get involved although he did in the video as the box was larger than usual.

Then there are Nerf boxes.  Rumour has it that Wicket is actually a Nerf gun.

and his passion for them has continued.  McGonagall is also quite partial to Nerf boxes and will snaffle up the box as quickly as it is opened.  She provides a smack to anyone who tries to beat her to the prize.

Takeaway night is also a favourite for McGonagall.  She loves the smell of the boxes, especially if they come from the Thai restaurant, and refuses to give them up.

One recent birthday provided Wicket with a new bed which allowed him to stretch out and lay on his back.  Clearly this was a great box.

Even a new pair of shoes provides unbounded opportunity:

One day not so long ago, a great big long box appeared in the house.  Wicket and Dugal played hide and seek for hours until they discovered that the contents turned into an inside tree with lots of shiny toys….. Proving our theory that boxes are indeed magical.

Which leads us to the final box in the collection…. A company called Suck UK who manufacture cardboard thingies have also worked out that boxes are magical and have made a series of vehicles for cats.  One of these was ordered, duly assembled and provided to us for their entertainment.  We have thoroughly enjoyed this box and particularly the adventures that it has enabled us to participate in with #flyingfuries.  Round the world travel is now possible for cats.

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