Cats in Boxes

What is it with cats and sitting in things? Or sitting on things? Why do all cats love sitting in boxes, baskets, bowls or other weird spots? My cats just love sitting in and on things, and it got me thinking, mostly about how strange they are. I tried to find an answer for why cats like boxes but they best science can come up with is the  speculative “cats like to hide and boxes are good places to hide and ambush prey from” answer. It’s true and I suppose I should be glad scientists aren’t wasting thousands of millions of dollars on such a question. But still, I would love an answer. Anyhoo, since I can’t find an answer here are some of my favorite pictures of my cats in strange places.

Muffin in a laundry basket. If she fits, she sits!

Muffin in a laundry basket. If she fits, she sits!


Box Heaven! A Box within a box!


Don’t forget the garbage bag on Christmas morning!


Muffin is equal opportunity. She enjoys sitting ON things as well.


Sam liked sitting in things too small for him.


Does this count as on or in?


Crash, on the other hand, likes sitting ON things.



Sneakers is a sit “on” type of cat


Bella, our hospital cat, likes to sit on charts in bins.


House cats aren’t the only ones who like boxes! If you haven’t seen it, check out this video from of, you guessed it, Big Cats in Boxes!


One thought on “Cats in Boxes

  1. Kitties Blue says:

    Enjoyed seeing your kitties but especially the video of the big cats. They are so gorgeous! They seemed more intent on destroying the boxes than sitting in them. Our Astrid is a bit like that. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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