There's only one thing that felines love more than laying around and doing sweet nothing - and that's fitting into small places. They take even bigger pleasure in wrapping themselves in an Amazon box, a shoe shelf, or even a pizza box, when they know that their human thinks they won't be able to fit - oh, the pleasure of proving your human slave wrong...

While a lot of us find this cat behavior bizarre (I mean, why would you put yourself in a place that looks painfully uncomfortable), scientists have a couple of explanations for this amusing feline antic.

First, let's remember that cats are predators - and boxes are great places to stalk victims from and hide. Therefore, cats get a sense of comfort and security from enclosed spaces, and some research suggests that boxes even decrease feline stress levels.

Another reason why cats love curling up in small and tiny places, is that it helps them preserve their body heat. The thermoneutral zone for a domestic cat is 86 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit, which happens to be 20 degrees higher than ours. Therefore, getting into a tiny box may serve as a smart heat-saving strategy.

Whatever the exact reasons, let's admit it - cats can be very hilarious!

#1 Apparently Any Size Box Will Do

Apparently Any Size Box Will Do

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Pearlkp 1 year ago

How is this not number 1?!! It's the best.

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#2 Move Over... Then We Can Both Fits

Move Over... Then We Can Both Fits

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troufaki13 1 year ago

They both look so at peace! And comfy! :D

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#3 Nice To Have A Buddy When You're Down And Out

Nice To Have A Buddy When You're Down And Out

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Cat Meow 1 year ago

Cats will always come to you when you're feeling down.

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#4 Cat Whale

Cat Whale

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#5 I Don't Even Understand How This Is Possible

I Don't Even Understand How This Is Possible

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Etienne Pisano 1 year ago

Ahahahahah What is this, like some kind of magic genie cat?

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#6 Those Eyes

Those Eyes

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Wombat34 1 year ago

This looks like a very functional cat storage system

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#7 Big Cats Love Boxes Too

Big Cats Love Boxes Too

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#8 Cat.rar

Cat.rar

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troufaki13 1 year ago

All liquids take the shape of the container they're in xD

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#9 Angry Dad Cat Liked To Sit In The Sink By Himself... Until

Angry Dad Cat Liked To Sit In The Sink By Himself... Until

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Harley Quinn 1 year ago

Kittens to dad: dad meow we join you?

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#10 Cat Climbed Into Clear Plastic Flower Pot

Cat Climbed Into Clear Plastic Flower Pot

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#11 All Cats Is The Same

All Cats Is The Same

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Peter Bear 1 year ago

Cats is cats. The only difference is the size.

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#12 Her Name Is Audrey, She Is The Smallest Kitten I've Ever Seen, And She Fell Asleep In My Roommate's Pocket Like This. Looks Comfortable

Her Name Is Audrey, She Is The Smallest Kitten I've Ever Seen, And She Fell Asleep In My Roommate's Pocket Like This. Looks Comfortable

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Joni Nelis 1 year ago

Adorable :)

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#13 That Face Says, "Try And Move Me, My Cousin Is A Lion"

That Face Says, "Try And Move Me, My Cousin Is A Lion"

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PsychoPrincess 1 year ago

Locks himself in at the end. So cute!

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#14 My Cat Fell Asleep In My Salad

My Cat Fell Asleep In My Salad

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Yunyann See 1 year ago

Its healthy nap.

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#15 If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

Just wait for the other shoe to drop

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#16 I Don't Fits, But I Still Sits

I Don't Fits, But I Still Sits

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

You do not need contacts to see me human. I will be the face you wake up to every morning. It will be the one about 2 inches away from yours. See other things? What other things? You are my Human. You need not see anything other than me.

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#17 If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 year ago

Lovin that tail tuck....

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#18 If I Fits I Sits (Fancy Edition)

If I Fits I Sits (Fancy Edition)

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HauntedForests 1 year ago

This cat is obviously royalty!!

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#19 If I Fits I... Abalglaphablarh!

If I Fits I... Abalglaphablarh!

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KK 1 year ago

This is like me entering school

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#20 My Girlfriend's Cat Was Reunited With The Basket He Was Brought Home In

My Girlfriend's Cat Was Reunited With The Basket He Was Brought Home In

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Aaaaw, still his favourite spot :)

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#21 Must Use Every Possibility To Sit

Must Use Every Possibility To Sit

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troufaki13 1 year ago

1 cup butter, 1 cup cat, 2 cups sugar..

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#22 If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

How old is this cat? Count it's rings!

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#23 My Cat Chewed An Armrest For Herself In A Box

My Cat Chewed An Armrest For Herself In A Box

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MagicalUnicorn 1 year ago

adulting 101 for cats

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#24 Cat Liquid

Cat Liquid

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Happy Ghost 1 year ago

Should be higher on the list

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#25 If We All Fits, We All Sits!

If We All Fits, We All Sits!

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HauntedForests 1 year ago

Jenga: Rare Cat Edition

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#26 If Maru Fits, He Sits

If Maru Fits, He Sits

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Jenn 1 year ago

love maru!!

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#27 I've Made A Huge Mistake

I've Made A Huge Mistake

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#28 The Little Paw Showing Through The Bowl

The Little Paw Showing Through The Bowl

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Gabriela Dubner 1 year ago

The eyes. Omg, the eyes.

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#29 How The Hell

How The Hell

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

#28 will explain why. They believe they are like water. They just hate getting into it because cats think it'll dissolve the whiskers

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#30 Kitty! That's Not What That's For...

Kitty! That's Not What That's For...

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Pamela 1 year ago

ITS JUST SO FLUFFY!!!

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#31 Cat Logic

Cat Logic

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

cats will be boys

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#32 Nap Time!

Nap Time!

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

*catpaw

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#33 "Don't Mess With Me. I From Da Hood"

"Don't Mess With Me. I From Da Hood"

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Cat Meow 1 year ago

It looks really comfy in there

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#34 We Fits!

We Fits!

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LoneWolfie 1 year ago

OMG SO CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#35 If I Fit, I Sit

If I Fit, I Sit

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Just wants to get into your pan... bra!

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#36 A Box Is A Box

A Box Is A Box

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Della VanNeste 1 year ago

That is one fluffy cat

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#37 Everything Is Fine, I Is Comfortable

Everything Is Fine, I Is Comfortable

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Rã Field 1 year ago

I believe red might be my colour!

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#38 Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

Sometimes it's better to just stay in the pan.

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#39 If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

Master of disguise.

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#40 What Do You Mean I Can't Fit?

What Do You Mean I Can't Fit?

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Oh he is just adorable. .He has one of those friendly faces that you just want to hug! ..My favourite!

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#41 If You Fits, I Sits

If You Fits, I Sits

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giovanna 1 year ago

Baby it's cold outside

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#42 If He Fits He Sits While I Shits

If He Fits He Sits While I Shits

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Susan Forbes 1 year ago

That is a gorgeous cat

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#43 If I Fits, I Naps

If I Fits, I Naps

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#44 The Orange Shrub-Cat Requires Many Pets To Grow Big And Strong. Contrary To Other Shrubs, This Shrub Is Deeply Adverse To Being Watered

The Orange Shrub-Cat Requires Many Pets To Grow Big And Strong. Contrary To Other Shrubs, This Shrub Is Deeply Adverse To Being Watered

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

+1 for title

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#45 If It Fits, We Sits

If It Fits, We Sits

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KK 1 year ago

the one nearest to the window: SHHHTTTTAAAAPPPPP WHAAATTT ARE U DDOOOINGG NOOOO

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#46 That's A Muffin-Top

That's A Muffin-Top

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#47 Bol Cat

Bol Cat

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Kim Areum 1 year ago

spaghetti bolcatnese

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#48 "Welp, Guess I'll Just Die Here"

"Welp, Guess I'll Just Die Here"

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LoneWolfie 1 year ago

Upvote for the title.

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#49 Adopted Cat Brothers Continue Sleeping Together Even After They Outgrow Their Bed

Adopted Cat Brothers Continue Sleeping Together Even After They Outgrow Their Bed

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Harley Quinn 1 year ago

Cats love to snuggle!

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#50 If They Fits... They Sits

If They Fits... They Sits

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Daria B 1 year ago

One of them can't fit. The antisocial loner.

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#51 Kitten In A Wine Glass

Kitten In A Wine Glass

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A. Najime 1 year ago

This poor one was put in there -_-

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#52 Purrfect

Purrfect

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giovanna 1 year ago

My cat used to do this! When you called him from downstairs, he would lift his ears and you would spot it!

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#53 Fits, Sits, And Licks

Fits, Sits, And Licks

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Angel 1 year ago

Love the little tail lick

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#54 Moms Kitty Cat Loves To Nap In A Vase

Moms Kitty Cat Loves To Nap In A Vase

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Pi... 1 year ago

When the container has perforations, liquid cats tend to spill out .

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#55 Girlfriend Got A Kitten... If It Fits, I Sits

Girlfriend Got A Kitten... If It Fits, I Sits

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LoneWolfie 1 year ago

SO FLUFFYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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#56 When My Cat Doesn't Fit... No F*cks Are Given

When My Cat Doesn't Fit... No F*cks Are Given

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Rebekah 1 year ago

I love you, my bestest box.

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#57 Neatly Packaged Loaf Of Cat

Neatly Packaged Loaf Of Cat

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April W 1 year ago

That's a big loaf

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#58 What Do You Want Hooman, I'm Fine

What Do You Want Hooman, I'm Fine

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

Papricat seasoning

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#59 My Cat Wouldn't Accept The Fact That The Box Was Too Small For Him

My Cat Wouldn't Accept The Fact That The Box Was Too Small For Him

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

Or rather that he is too big 🙈

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#60 Box Is For Cat. Do Not Remove

Box Is For Cat. Do Not Remove

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Dei Midkiff 1 year ago

Obviously the cat can read!

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#61 What?

What?

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

You can carry me around easier this way. Are I not a wonderfully thoughtful master to you, my hooman?

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#62 'You Silly Cat You Don't Fit There' - 'Yes I Do, Watch...'

'You Silly Cat You Don't Fit There' - 'Yes I Do, Watch...'

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Ian Rispin 1 year ago

No! I will never get out!

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#63 Who Ordered Boxed Kittens?

Who Ordered Boxed Kittens?

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

Is there a discount when you buy in bulk?

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#64 Cat In A Hat

Cat In A Hat

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BoredBirgit 1 year ago

Cat-ouflage.

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#65 Huxley My Cat, Being A Shoe

Huxley My Cat, Being A Shoe

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

Not Rachel Green Cat: It's like, all my life everyone's told me: You're a shoe, You're a shoe, You're a shoe! Ok. A shoe sounds good. If I fits, I sits.

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#66 If It Fits, I Sleeps

If It Fits, I Sleeps

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jacluckycat 1 year ago

Best travel companion ever

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#67 Yeah... I Fit Perfectly Here...

Yeah... I Fit Perfectly Here...

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Angie Hamilton 1 year ago

HAHAHAHA, u pervert

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#68 I Haven't Gained Weight - The Box Shrunk

I Haven't Gained Weight - The Box Shrunk

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jacluckycat 1 year ago

The damn box always shrinks

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#69 I Fits

I Fits

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Rebekah 1 year ago

Someone needs the How To Sit In Box manual again.

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#70 Somehow He Fit All Four Paws In This Bin...

Somehow He Fit All Four Paws In This Bin...

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Omar Hassan 1 year ago

And then BOOOOOM!

#71 A Box!

A Box!

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Hiruya 1 year ago

The one on the left is like: It's a trap. They are watching us

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#72 Pizza Anyone?

Pizza Anyone?

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

Scrumptious

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#73 If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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jacluckycat 1 year ago

Awww

#74 Can I Fits And Sits Too?

Can I Fits And Sits Too?

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Wombat34 1 year ago

I wanted to see the third one get in

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#75 Apparently This Is Where I Keep All My Valuables

Apparently This Is Where I Keep All My Valuables

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

Most precious

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#76 If I Fits, I Sits

If I Fits, I Sits

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Jenn 1 year ago

beauty!

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#77 Our New Kitten Is Finally Strong Enough To Walk And Climb, So Naturally "If I Fits, I Sits"

Our New Kitten Is Finally Strong Enough To Walk And Climb, So Naturally "If I Fits, I Sits"

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Santino Aznar 1 year ago

So cute and fluffy. Beatiful Kitten!!

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#78 What I Found When I Got Home One Day

What I Found When I Got Home One Day

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#79 If I Fits

If I Fits

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Meg Kangourou 1 year ago

cheshire cat is on time for the tea party !

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#80 My Cat Tried His Damnedest To Fit In This Deceivingly Undersized Cat Tree From Groupom

My Cat Tried His Damnedest To Fit In This Deceivingly Undersized Cat Tree From Groupom

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Pi... 1 year ago

D'aww... poor kitty must have felt so betrayed.

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#81 Our 22 Pound Cat, Ed, Made The Box Fit Him

Our 22 Pound Cat, Ed, Made The Box Fit Him

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If I sits, it better fits!

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#82 Family Time

Family Time

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MysticalMan 1 year ago

Cozy

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#83 Waiting For Scrambled Eggs

Waiting For Scrambled Eggs