You may have seen that the picture I posted yesterday included, as well as the bendy boy, our cat Henry, curled up in his box ... only don't call it HIS box. You see as soon as we have ever bought Henry his own basket, or specifically given him a box to sleep in, he has steadfastly refused to use in it. However this wine box was just chucked down in front of the fire to be used for lightening it the following morning when Henry decided to requisition it.
It was quite funny watching him try his best to get in the box, that originally had just a large hole at the front. He tried this way and that but however he tried, he failed to get in. In the end we gave in and tore open the box. This was the point when he gave un the filthiest of looks roughly translated as, "Why on earth did you do that (and I shall ignore the fact I couldn't get in as it was)?" It must however have been a particularly good box as even after our unwelcome intervention he later decided it was worth another try. That was a couple of weeks ago and it has been his favourite sleeping place ever since.
It wasn't the first box (or otherwise) that he has appropriated:
|Henry in a shopping bag|
|Henry in our BBQ|
|A very much younger Henry in another small box|
I don't know if you ever put human characteristics onto your animals but we have had fun humanising Henry. We reckon he would be a gentleman of independent means, never needing to work. He would have a small swish flat somewhere fairly affluent and every day would go to his club where he would sit in the same chair and would expect his paper, probably The Times, to arrive without being asked for and to have been ironed to perfect flatness. Likewise he would expect his brandy to be served in the same glass and at the same time every day without him having to ask for it. Yes, I think he is more than likely a little bit OCD. Maybe something like the cat in the middle of this paining by Eel Eye:
How would you describe your pet in human terms, I'd love to hear. You could blog about it for the Animal Tales linky.