Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Boy and His First Box

Those of you who have been following SpittySpeaks for some time probably know of my box phobia. While other Kitties cavort with careless abandon inside every box that comes their way, I avoid them like the plague.
The day before yesterday, the Human brought home some mail-order purchases that arrived in a fine, wide and shallow cardboard box. She looked at it, and she looked at me, and she looked at the box again.
"Hmmm," she said.
After removing the contents, she carefully placed my SBB inside, and Kitties---look at me now!  And what's more, I have made a couple of small incursions into the cardboard.
Now, yes, I do realize that you are all laughing up your sleeves (or would be if you had sleeves), saying, "Spitty! You're not even IN that box! You're on top of it! What a loser!"
And to Kitties inclined to such views, I acknowledge the truth of their position.
Still! It is a box. I am sort of in it. I have chewed and clawed myself some cardboard.
I say: It counts.

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Meanwhile....



The Beauteous CK and I cruised by the Plaza Hotel and toasted the Holiday Season with Niptinis at the elegant Champagne Bar.

37 comments:

  1. oh it so totally counts! Hand-grenades, horse shoes and boxes..

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  2. Spitty,

    I am the official Box Policekitty here. I'll come and inspect that box for you to make sure its up to code and you have nothing to fear.

    Purrs!
    Sweet Pea
    AKA Oui Oui

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  3. We officially say, "IT'S GOOD"! (makes us kinda feal like we are officials at a ballgame. MOL!)

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  4. Keep going Spitty and you'll discover the joys of a box.

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  5. It counts! Now she just has ti try the blankie inside the box.

    TW is sooooooo jealous! She's never been to the Plaza. HAH! You sure know how to impress a lady cat.

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  6. Hmmm, Sherpa the Farm cat is a box lover and he likes teeny, tiny boxes.

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  7. Spitty, ON a box is just as good as IN a box! Just ask Star, who hasn't met a box she doesnt love. There are two in the house at the moment that she lays on all the time. They get sun, but that's not the only draw, MOL

    Star says: Spitty, in a box! And chewing on it! You're doing wonderfully well!
    Um, if you're giving rides in your car, do I get one? *toothy smile and fluttery eye lids*

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  8. of course it counts...sort of...

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  9. Looks pretty cozy to me! You know, once the human has made it comfortable, you are allowed to keep it forever! Cat Rule.

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  10. You are doing well dude. And a cardboard chomping is great. With gentle encouragement from your Human you'll be in a medium mailbox by summer!

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  11. Congrats on overcoming your fear
    Cotton

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  12. Well it is a first step, pretty soon you'll be jumping in and out of them with glee.

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  13. I thought you were in it but in the text you said you were on top of it. WTH?

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  14. Oh Spitty... you're gonna grow to LOVE the boxes! Boxes are amazing things. They really, really are. purrs

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  15. From one box-o-phob to another, it counts.
    Baby steps.
    xo, Katie

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  16. Fabulishious! Maybe we will sees yous pawticipate in Box day this year!
    Me is still waiting for my raide in your furrari!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  17. Yay Spitty! Welcome to the world of Box Lovers!
    Love, Cody

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  18. I don't fink'z it count'z..I finkz youz need to be right in the box..BOL OK, I'm being harsh, it count'z Spitty, only if you pick me up and wez can go for a spin :) Deal! xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  19. dood....itz KNOT ewe...its de card board...they iz knot all equal...sum card board iz just alme...

    oh, N we see ewe haza wee minor slite drivin sigh tayshun....

    remember when traffic iz BEE HIND ewe...drive on de other side oh de street; but still go de same way ewe wuz goin frum de get go

    haza grate week oh end !

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  20. pee ess...we due knot noe what da be jezuz.... alme card board iz

    how bout LAME card board :)

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  21. Bro, I totally hope you pick up on that box-chewing activity. You have no idea how satisfyingly thrilling it can be!

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  22. oh, Your Highness! I has boxophobia too! I mean, what can you expect from a kitteh that was wild and carefree for the first two delightful weeks of her little life and THEN, dragged away from that happy home in the bushes and kept in a cage for weeks and weeks and years and years, until I was three months old. I can barely bring myself to fink of it now, but yer post is inspiring! seeing you conquer that box - well! Wow. Just wow. you do us all a service, oh Brave King.
    but, btw...I do NOT has furrari phobia. not at all. just in case you was worried...

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  23. It does count, Spitty! Baby steps, right? Before long you'll be lounging all comfy like in a big box with high sides, like the rest of the kittehs in the world.

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  24. It most certainly counts! Especially since you've improved it with bites. Purrs from your cardboard-lovin' friends at Colehauscats.com

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  25. We say it counts, too! Mommy says Salem could put QUITE a dent in the SBB so's you would sink further in...

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  26. Heck yeah, that toatlly counts, Spitty! Good job, pal!

    Hey, you're at the Plaza? Come visit me! I work right up the street! :)

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  27. Chewing the cardboard is just another way of decorating. It's your box now and looks so comfy. You sure know how to show a girl kitty a good time in the big city.
    xoxo Kassey

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  28. Ha! That Woman was looking without her glasses & thought it was CLYDE in the furrari there for a second!

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan
    (who is thinking she needs to drive her Lamborghini over there so she can race Mr. Fancypants Furrari and show him who's Boss!)

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  29. Progress, Spitty, it's progress! Y'know, I've been known to lay on top of boxes...but then again, I'll lay in them too.

    Hey, c'mon by the island with that FURRari so we can go cruisin'!!

    Wally

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  30. I am totally proud of you Spitty! Those are real box bite marks there too!

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  31. Pinkie is ADORABLE! And your mom didn't appreciate the gesture of you leavin' it on her bed? Strange... Well, just goes to show you. We cats appreciate the good things in life the best. purrs

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  32. Maxwell: Dood. It totally counts. Especially the teethies.

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  33. Absolutely it counts! A landmark! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

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  34. Getting on the box is the first step, Spitty! I think you very brave :) Maybe your mom will show you some Maru videos for encouragement?

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