Why do cats love boxes?
If you’ve never lived with cats, you may not have encountered this phenomena, but it is a universal truth. If you place a box of nearly any size on nearly any surface, at some point you will find nearly any cat inside the box. Sometimes there are variations of on or under the box, but the attraction is obvious.
But why? In an attempt to understand this secret held close by felines of all varieties, I’ve spent years observing cats, and here are some of the reasons I’ve discovered why cats love boxes.
Reason #1: They’re always the right size.
Reason #2: They help cats be extra sneaky.
Reason 3: They come with fun crinkly paper.
Reason #4: They make great forts.
Reason #5: They protect you from dogs.
Reason #6: There’s room for a friend.
Reason #7: They make very good hiding places.
Reason #8: They go with every outfit.
Reason #9: They’re comfortable.
Reason 10: They have corners to rub on.
Reason #11: You can swat dogs as they go by and they won’t know it was you.
Reason #12: You can play hide and seek with your brother.
Reason #13: They’re fun to explore.
Reason #14: You can play kitty inception.
Reason #15: They fit perfectly, every time.
Reasons #16: They’re fun for all ages.
Reason #17: They fit in anywhere.
Reason #18: They make every cat look even cuter.
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