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Bacon and Box Day!



(Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry)

Boxes – we love ’em!   Combine that with bacon and it’s a double-treat day!

Welcome to Bacon Box day….huh?  Well I invented the occasion just for today since this year Box Day falls on MY day………if you can get your bacon served to you inside your favorite box today you are having an abundance of luck.   I myself will be separating the two – I don’t want any bacon grease inside my box although I must admit the smell would be nice for days to come.  Still, a grease spot inside a box isn’t very TIDY is it.    I’m a fan of boxes but mostly at Christmas time.   Christmas gift boxes are kind of “flimsy” cardboard – have you noticed?  Well that makes them easier to shape to your liking.  Stiff cardboard boxes are swell and secure but not as “moldable” as Christmas boxes………..

Crammed in a Christmas box!  A little "overhang" in the back.

Crammed in a Christmas box! A little “overhang” in the back.

Another boxtop in Sam's collection of boxes

OOPS….a little tear in the side? Just adding my personal touch!

I’ll be enjoying my bacon outside the box…………


Mom - are you makin' bacon?

Mom – are you makin’ bacon?

Of course she is…………a Saturday without bacon is no Saturday at all!

Happy Bacon and Box Day!   

Love, Sammy

International Box Day!



Oh yeah!  Boxes!   Not very many animals don’t enjoy a good box…………….guinea pigs, dogs, cats, birds, mice, and on and on and on.   So today is all about the joy of boxes and animals all over the blogosphere are celebrating.   Kitties Peaches and Paprika, and woofie Luke are sponsoring the celebration!

As for me, I have to admit that while I used to be MAJORLY big on boxes, a few years ago I changed from spending a lot of time in them to just saving them for special occasions – like Christmas for instance!   I’m in and out of every box in sight on Christmas morning!

Hey! Get these presents out of the box so I can have it for a racecar!

Boxes with toys are even better!

Another boxtop in Sam's collection of boxes

Love those boxes!

Bring on the boxes!

Bring on the boxes!

I also have been known to get in a “modified box” – which is what my Derby Car was made of when we had a race at Cat Scouts last year……yep – my Dad made me a car out of a box – it was grand – although I  was a little afraid to get in it – Mom had to PUT me in it so I could have my photo taken and get credit at Scouts for being IN my racecar entry!   That was about the time Mom and Dad realized I was not QUITE as interested in boxes as I used to be.

One sweet ride yes?  My Dad made it for me for Cat Scouts!!

One sweet ride yes? My Dad made it for me for Cat Scouts!!

(yes those are miniature “dice” hanging from rear view mirror!)

Mom had to HOLD me in my car to qualify  me in the race - how embarrassing!

Mom had to HOLD me in my car to qualify me in the race – how embarrassing!

In addition to celebrating it HERE, I’m also celebrating it at the Tabby Cat Club………..that’s right – we tabbies love our boxes too!    In fact,  at the Club’s page today, all the members of the Club are going to be following a link to my blog where they will pick up this FABULOUS Participation Badge that I made for the TCC – so, if you’re here, and you’re a TCC member – grab your badge!!!!!



I hope everyone has a lot of fun today  with their chosen boxes……………….just think how many animals around the world are celebrating ONE DAY to enjoy the coziness of a box!


Sammy the Box Boy!

Box Day Is Coming!


Curious cat peeking out of box

Tomorrow is a big day in blogville…………..!   That’s right – it’s International Box Day!   Celebrating boxes – most of us can do that no problem right?   Who doesn’t really like a GOOD box to lounge in, keep our toys in, EAT (hahahaha) – indeed the box has so many uses.


I’m a BIG fan of boxes – not as much now that I’m older as years ago with ONE exception.  At Christmas you can’t keep me out of boxes – I wait for Mom and Dad to open their stuff up and the minute the box becomes available I’m ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL over it (or in it).   I’ll drag a toy or two into it or maybe a ribbon…..and if I’m lucky there’s tissue inside which makes it a DOUBLE win.

Boxes are great so I hope you’ll consider posting a photo of you enjoying your “box of choice” tomorrow…………….I will be!   Also the Tabby Cat Club will be celebrating  the day too so if you are  interested in reading  the posts there, please feel free to drop by – I’ll have the link on my blog tomorrow……….

Meanwhile, keep cool………….and enjoy a box if you have one – never too early to celebrate you know!


Sammy the Box Fan


Gimme Shelter (Or A Box!)


OOPS – I guess I kinda stole that subject line from a rather famous band didn’t I?  Maybe they’ll forgive me…….after all, it purrrrrfectly says what I was saying almost all day yesterday………..WHY YOU MIGHT ASK???  Well I’ll tell you why!

First of all, I figured something mysterious was up when Mom and Dad went outside first thing yesterday morning and took EVERYTHING off my back deck and EVERYTHING off my front porch.  That was rather alarming to say the least.  I’m used to seeing certain things out my windows – all the furniture, plant pots, deck plant boxes, the front porch rockers and all that STUFF – GONE – they stacked stuff up in the yard AWAY from the house which was even MORE mysterious.

The newly discovered (after 11 years!) deck on the house

Wait…wait….you’re taking all the stuff off my deck!!!

Potted plants on Sam's front porch.

What about my pretty view of the front porch? Where did it go????!!!!

Why?  Well I asked them when they came back inside………..seems the powerwashing crew was coming yesterday.  EEEEEK (I thought to myself) – I remember two years ago when they were here……..talk about NOISY…….well, while I personally like the green sheen of mossy stuff that grows on the shady parts of the house thanks to dampness – THEY don’t.

Sam's house on the hill.

But Mom, the green mossy stuff goes with the green grass – compliments the white house…..why change a GOOD thing???

After I recovered from that horrible experience, I settled back in my tent for some much needed sleep explaining to Mom that if she expected me to be my usual charming self on practically no nap time, she had another think coming!  Here’s me reading her the riot act.

Sam Saying HI To The Camera

Yes Mom, I’m talking to you….who else can I whine to about stuff??????

Was I real wienie for complaining about getting a nice clean house if a bit of noise accompanies the operation?  YES…… Was I a real wienie for telling Mom I need lots of beauty sleep if I’m expected to be companionable and adorable for the rest of the day?  YES…. Do I care if I was a wienie or not?  HECK NO.

That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.   I have heard that later today, I will be disturbed yet again by a lady coming to measure some of my windows for new drapes.  I suppose I’ll have to take sanctuary in the basement yet again when SHE gets here.   I guess I’ll just have to accept that today will be another GRUMPY day.  Hope my Mom understands that!

In case you didn’t know this, today is International Boxing Day!   A day cats (and other animals) celebrate with great gusto – especially we felines – who can resist a great box?  You might see a lot of posts today featuring animals in their favorite boxes – like this!!!



Hugs, Sammy