Caturday bonus: What really happens when you try to wrap a cat

On Christmas I posted a video showing a cat being gift-wrapped, patiently allowing itself to be encased in festive paper from head to tail. It even sported a ribbon on its head.

But of course that was a very unusual cat.  Those of us who own normal cats know that if you try to wrap one, even with the lure of kitty treats, you’ll get something like this:

h/t: Diane G

12 Comments

  1. Marella
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    ROFL, that is so funny. Much more like what would happen if I tried to wrap my cat.

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 2, 2011 at 3:09 am | Permalink

      Precisely my reaction.

      I particularly loved the cat pouncing on the scissors in the act of cutting.

      Wonderful how we evolved to keep them entertained…

      😀

  2. Ichthyic
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    no no no…

    the problem here is that she obviously needed to wrap the head first!

  3. Posted January 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    [mopping eyes]

  4. Dawn Oz
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    By this stage, I would be scratched and cat would have left with aplomb muttering, ‘I think the staff have finally lost it.’

  5. MadScientist
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    It’s easiest when the cat’s mummified. Otherwise you have to train the cat from a young age to sit still while you do silly things to it. Not just any cat will do. I’ve often wondered if I could train them to go swimming or sit in a tub like that cat in Japan, but I didn’t care to get a kitteh just to find out.

  6. Posted January 2, 2011 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    Too damn cute!

    Happy New Year,

    ~ M

  7. Gayle Stone
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Real cats. I laughed and laughed and laughed more when I thought of us as kids trying put paper shoes on a cat; same result!

  8. dhart52
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I ran across this on how you sleep after drinking illustrated by cats. https://p12.secure.hostingprod.com/@www.theqleaner.com/ssl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6&start=15#p25

  9. Tualha
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Clearly, it is necessary to first securely enclose the cat inside a box. Cats already know this; refer to the “Maru” videos for many examples of a cat enclosing itself in a box without human assistance.

    =^..^=

  10. Posted January 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Haha, nice. I am gonna go share this on Facebook now. Kthxbye.


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