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If It Fits, It Sits. And Snoozes.

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   18 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

We’ve all heard the “if it fits it sits” statement, and if you’re owned by a cat, then you know this to be true. Our cat, Luna, loves to sit in things—suitcases, boxes, laundry baskets, the clothes dryer—anything she can climb into. I’ve read that cats have this compunction because being “hidden” allows for both security and stalking prey, though in Luna’s case she’s usually just showing off. What do you think?

Box Cat.


Travel Bag Cat.


I-didn’t-do-it Cat.

Since the hubster and I have started packing up the house, Luna has plenty of opportunities to inspect the boxes, and I swear she’s climbed into every one. Sometimes she sits, and sometimes she sleeps.

Asleep-in-the-Laundry Cat.


Asleep-in-Mom’s-Hoodie-While-She’s-Still-Wearing-It Cat.

That got me thinking about big cats and whether they have a similar affinity for boxes. I found this video on YouTube, posted by Big Cat Rescue. It would appear that all cats have a thing for boxes.


Do you have a cat? Does he/she love boxes? Let me know in the comments, and if you have a photo to share, please do!

This is a short post this week, buttercup, as we’re packing and cleaning, prepping the house for sale. I’m off to pack another box. Don’t worry . . . I’ll watch out for the cat. 🙂

Have a great week. See you next Wednesday!

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18 Responses to "If It Fits, It Sits. And Snoozes."

  1. Comment by Pat
    April 5, 2017 at 5:21 pm  

    This reminds me of a blog post I did a few years ago. Cats definitely love places to hide. So do big cats. (If I knew how to attach a picture, I’d put up the one I posted of a tiger in a very small box-he looked quite pleased with himself.)

    Good luck with the packing and selling and moving, oh my!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm  

      Cats are just cool no matter what they’re doing. 🙂

  2. Comment by Ally
    April 5, 2017 at 6:25 pm  

    We have four cats and they sleep where they want and sit where they please. (just ask the dog whose bed is theirs now). There is still something so cute about cats sleeping wherever they fit.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm  

      So true. I love cattitude! 🙂 Our dogs, like yours, pretty much give the cat freedom to do as she pleases, when she pleases, and wherever she pleases, even if it inconveniences them!

  3. Comment by Tomi Rues
    April 5, 2017 at 7:27 pm  

    I always enjoy your posts! Good luck with all the packing and prepping.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm  

      Thanks, Tomi!

  4. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    April 6, 2017 at 1:12 am  

    No cats here just my boy Buttons. He loves to get up on the back of a soft chair in our living room so he can look out the window. He also likes to get under the covers in bed. We have a split-king (basically two extra long twin beds pushed together) and he loves to snuggle down into the crevice between the two beds. Sometimes you can only see his head. lol

    I love the pictures of Luna.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm  

      Haha! Buttons is a character for sure. I’m so glad he’s doing okay now. 🙂

  5. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    April 6, 2017 at 6:51 am  

    I used to bring home boxes for our cat. He loved them. Just think, all your hard work will be rewarded with beach walks, sun on your nose and sand on your toes.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm  

      *sigh* It’s what keeps me going! And don’t forget the umbrella drinks. 🙂

  6. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    April 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm  

    I don’t have a cat because I’ve always considered myself more of a dog person, but after that sweet photo of Luna napping in your sweatshirt, I’m melting into a puddle of love here. She is SO sweet. Happy packing!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm  

      You’d be a cat person if you had one, Deb. People always think cats are so aloof, but they aren’t. They’re bossy and affectionate and smart and silly…they wrap their humans around their paws, that’s for sure. 🙂

  7. Comment by Claudia
    April 6, 2017 at 9:42 pm  

    Know you are so busy!!!! Hope move is grand new adventure!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm  

      Thanks, Claudia!

  8. Comment by Sioux
    April 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm  

    Lisa–Thanks for the video. I had no idea big cats liked boxes just like their smaller counterparts.

    I love how cats will sit on the one piece of paper we need. When we had cats, I’d put a piece of paper on the desk next to my laptop and invariably, a cat would choose that exact spot to sit–right on the paper.

    Have fun packing and moving. These days, that’s an adventure I’d rather live vicariously.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm  

      Cats do enjoy getting up their human’s business! As to the moving, I’d rather be doing it vicariously, too. lol Hopefully, this is our last move.

  9. Comment by Lynn Obermoeller
    April 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm  

    Ah yes, our cats love boxes, bags, suitcases, etc.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm  


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