suggestions for cat storage

My son, Marc, used to tell me how much Kush liked getting into boxes – shoe boxes were her favorite. Of course, her exposure was largely shoe boxes. Here’s Kush in Victoria where I first witnessed her box obsession.

cat in shoe box

When she came to live here, I saved a couple of shoe boxes for her, but she wasn’t that interested. Apparently the mistake was in thinking that I could choose for her. She likes to do that herself.ย If a parcel arrives, it is important to empty the box as quickly as possible, since the cat needs to try it out for size.

cat in book box

cat in box in garage

cat in box

Recently we purchased a sous vide machine. Kush liked the box and the sous vide container – empty or with the cover I sewed for keeping it clean.

cat in box

cat in sous vide container

cat on cover for sous vide

Kush considers any basket or contoured surface as fair game.

cat in basket

cat in bathrooom sink

cat in basket

I’ve lost the battle with regards to keeping Kush off the kitchen counter. My strategy is to wipe things down before I start food prep – and remind myself the cat won’t be here forever. Kush discovered a large mesh kitchen strainer that was a good fit.

cat in strainer basket

cat resting in basket

cat relaxing

cat in sink

ย With this goofy cat around, I need to have a camera handy all the time! ย And I wonder why I’m not getting things done?

53 thoughts on “suggestions for cat storage

  1. Kush is such a handsome ham!

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    1. Thanks. I’ll pass that along to her when she wakes up. She’s asleep on my lap just now and doesn’t like to be disturbed!

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      1. Beauty sleep no doubt!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Kush keeps finding new places to chill. I was folding a duvet cover and she climbed into the folds and now I’m waiting for her to come out!

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  2. I’m not a cat person – they make my eyes itch – but who can’t smile at Kush in the sink or the pan?!

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  3. SO funny, we have a cat that is totally obsessed with boxes too. She likes to squeeze into the small ones, and she likes to rip up the big ones!

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    1. My house looks like a recycle center right now with all the boxes and tissue paper around for the cat!

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  4. HA HA – my equivalent of Kush is Matlock – 18 month old giant (17lb) goofball. I always have my small camera handy as you never know what he’s going to do – including attempting a somersault in the 10″ wide cat food cupboard and getting himself wedged upside down in the back of it.

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  5. Such an adorable and quirky cat!! Gotta love a cat who can feel so at home in so many places

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    1. Thanks. She knows no limits, I can assure you!

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  6. Your cat is tooooo funny!

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    1. Thanks. She certainly can be. Oh, but I should say she is my son’s cat. I don’t want him thinking I’m getting too attached to this beast. Ha ha – like I could stop that from happening.

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  7. What a ham! She is adorable!

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    1. And I never have to remember her swim bag!

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  8. Is she a follower of Maru?

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    1. I had to google Maru. I had seen a couple of her videos before but didn’t realize there were so many! That is one cute cat, along with someone with a lot of time to video! Kush is taking a bath on my lap as I type. She had a strenuous day of sleeping and needs to freshen up. Thanks for sharing. Guess it just shows that cats are pretty much the same all over the world.

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  9. Those are too cute. Cats do know how to get cozy.

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    1. Anywhere – anytime! Thanks for dropping by!

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  10. Wow- those are darn CUTE!! My favorite is toward the end, in a colander? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Right you are. She found that large mesh strainer and it just looked too tempting!

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      1. I just had to look at these again because I can’t help but smile. Cat strain ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      2. I don’t blame you. Once you ran out of popcorn you were probably looking for some entertainment!

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      3. ๐Ÿ˜€ You have me pegged!

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  11. hahaha priceless ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks – glad you enjoyed it. I know I’m sure having a lot of fun with this kitty!

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  12. what a fabulous kitty! Thanks for the blog suggestion…I love the concept of dogs dispensing advice Kush is so cute!

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    1. Thanks. Kush is so much fun – like those crazy dogs of yours except I don’t have to take her for walks!

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  13. I love this post and every picture of Kush…gosh she and Minnie have to be sisters!!! Minnie has the same personality with boxes and any place that looks interesting…she loves hiding under newspapers as well….thanks for sharing and give Kush our kitty loves:)

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked it. It was fun putting these pictures together, and as you can imagine I had a lot to chose from. I always enjoy your photos of Minnie too. Thanks for dropping by!

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  14. awww I am not a “cat person” (mainly because of horrid allergy to them) but she seems like a hoot- and so pretty.

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    1. Thanks. I’ll pass that compliment along. I appreciate you making a comment especially since you aren’t a cat person. My youngest daughter has allergies and she would still love to have a cat. Hopefully you can enjoy Kush through my blog while I’ve been drafted for cat sitting.

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      1. For sure! I think you could have a blog dedicated to Kush!

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      2. I could, but I think my familiy might want to wrap me up in a straight jacket if I did!

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  15. ๐Ÿ˜† Our neighbours cats curl up in the pots in our greenhouse!

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    1. If Kush was allowed outside I’m sure she’d try that as well. Fortunately she hasn’t tried that with my few indoor plants since there isn’t that much room (like that would stop her). It is amazing how cats can get comfortable just about anywhere!

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  16. SOOOO cute! We’ve had cats in the past who’ve liked boxes, but Sundae isn’t a “box cat”. They’re so funny when they’re obviously way too big for the container, and they’re just hanging over the edge!

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    1. I know what you mean. I’m always very careful about mentioning that in front of Kush. Don’t want to make her self conscious about her weight! Thanks for the compliment, though I’m not responsible for how cute that cat is.

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  17. So funny and lovely at the same time. My favourite is of the cat in the sink! I don’t have any cats currently but over the years have found them in many a box, but yours seems a detremined type!!

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    1. Kush has a serious habit. Apparently she was sitting in a plastic strawberry container the other day, but I missed it. Cats have such different personalities but I think they are all wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. My favorite is the one where she’s in that shallow metal bowl. What a funny cat! I’ve just about given up keeping my cat off the dining table. If I’m really hungry and she jumps up there, I’ll just keep eating and say “Okay, you’re getting away with it THIS time but don’t get too used to it!”

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    1. Thanks for sharing that. We all know who’s really in charge when there’s a cat in the house!

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  19. Art and Picture Framing May 5, 2012 — 8:49 AM

    Priceless Photos. Charlie doesn’t have the agility of a cat but he may try to fit into a bowl some day.

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    1. I think if Charlie were to get involved with yoga he could improve his flexibility at least… silly dog. Thanks for commenting – see you later.

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  20. Hilarious! Looks like a happy cat. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I believe she is. And it is so funny when I come across her in a new spot – always takes me by surprise. She’s a sweetheart. Thanks for your comment, always nice to keep in touch!

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  21. Cats do keep you on your toes. We have two with completely different personalities.

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    1. Isn’t that the truth? And they’re like babies – as soon as you think you figure them out, something changes. Guess that’s part of what keeps you on your toes! Thanks for the comment!

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  22. This cat looks so cute!

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    1. Oh she is cute and provides endless entertainment around here. Thanks for dropping by!

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