23 November 2010

Labour Over Box

Wanting to make sweet corn pudding in cute teddy bear shapes for the grandniece's belated birthday, EJ had to go to the supermarket to get the ingredients.

It was a Saturday. And imposed on every Saturday in Selangor state is "No Plastic Day". Free plastic bags will not be provided to customers by participating shopping centres and retailers. This is to educate and encourage shoppers to bring their own bags and change their habit of excessive use of plastic bags which are environmentally harmful.

EJ clean forgot about this "No Plastic Day" but was pleasantly surprised when a free cardboard box was offered at the payment counter to contain the stuff bought.

On reaching home, this free cardboard box became the cats' property. This was what happened.

Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK peeked with his one good eye from the box.

Tommy came along and decided that the best way to conquer the box was to just pounce on it with Captain Jack still inside. He's that dark patch just below Tommy's belly.

The minute Captain Jack jumped out, Tommy guarded the entrance.

Not giving up easily, Captain Jack made a turnaround and confronted Tommy. A staring contest ensued. Tommy stood his ground, more of sat his ground, till the fur on his spine spiked up like a dinosaur (stegosaurus). Those spikey furs did its job well.

In the foreground is Kenggy who did a perfect timing of shoving her butt at the camera just as EJ clicked.

Just as written on the box, Tommy laboured and enjoyed an all stretched-out relax.

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Brian said...

Boxes and bags are wonderful!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

What fun for the cats.
EJ, I just love the stegosaurus picture. What a great shot of Tommy's fur standing up like that! Fabulous!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Debra Taylor said...

Captain Jack sure had his work cut out for himself here. I'm sure Tommy won't win the preferred space everytime.

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Lucy the Cat said...

What fun a box brings! I'm not sure, but I think Tommy won. Cute post!

Katnip Lounge said...

Not many folks have a pet stegasaurus. In fact, we've never seen one in captivity before!
Maybe Mommy needs to bring home the right box.

Mr Puddy said...

Thanks Tommy, I learn the great lesson today " the best way to conquer the box was to just pounce on it " and " spiked up like a Stegosaurus " when stood the ground...That was so cool. I will keep practice and one day, I will conquer my whole street : )

Kilauea Poetry said...

I always enjoy your narration!! They just love paper bags or boxes..I like to leave a rice bag or something around just so they can get in and make me smile!
I never thought about that with the brick wall? We had one in our back yard growing up and come to think of it..there was nothing growing on it?

nurul said...

haha tommy is so cute.. !! i laugh out loud reading this. good post! :D

Linens and Royals said...

Tommy won this time, I hope he manages to hang on to his prize.
What a great idea to have a no plastic bag day,I hope that catches on here.

Kat said...

I love your story about the staring contest! Cats do love boxes don't they? Mine will also quickly appropriate any box left unguarded. But poor Jack Sparrow for losing out.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww gorgeous Tommy, Captain Jack Sparrow Hawk and even Kenggy are so eco friendly kitties! Yay!! :-)Me and Charlie love this no plastic day - it means more empty boxes to play in for the kitties! double yay! Happy belated birthday to your grand neice!!

Take care

We love Luna said...

hehehe so much fun with one box!I'm always enchanted by boxes!I loved this sequence of pictures, Tommy was playing to capture Captain Sparrow there, so funny! :)
have a wonderful day dear friends!
Luna - We love LUNA

Marg said...

Oh those boxes can be so much fun. Those two sure had a good time with it and it looks like Tommy won that battle. Take care and have a great day.

Kea said...

Next time tell EJ to come home with a few boxes! :-)

We loved the stegosaurus photo!

BTW, here they charge 5 cents per plastic bag, to encourage us to bring our own. Stores also sell their own "green" bags, which, it turns out, could have dangerously high levels of lead in them. (Some in the U.S. do.) So it seems humans and Mother Earth lose out either way!

Catherine said...

Haha ~ nothing like a cardboard box to entertain kitties. One wonders why they spend money on all those fancy toys! And a big paper bag ~ very fun!!!

Have a happy Tuesday!
xo Catherine

Tracy said...

Oh how wonderful! I absolutely adore cats and happened upon your site via Corner of a Cat's Mind...I'm in love already~
I've always been a cat person and our kitty was shot and paralyzed with a beebee so had to be put to sleep. My only item on my Christmas list is a new kitty, or two!
Thank you for bringing a smile to my face!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Boxes are one of the bestest toys we love a good box for ambushing and hiding and snoozing playing dab a paw in. Maybe Saturday would be a good day for lots of visits to the store!!

Gattina said...

Hahaha, how sweet ! the only thing to do is going back do some other shopping and get bags !
We always have to bring our own shopping bags, the time of free plastic bags is long gone !

Sammy and Andy said...

Boxes are soooooooooo much fun!!!!!!!


Barbara said...

LOL! The battle of the cardboard box! Great pics...

Caren Gittleman said...

MOL! They say everything happens for a reason! You were all meant to get a new toy to play with that day....a nice fun box!!!

I love plastic bags. My Mom uses them to put my stinky litter in and my brothers giant dog poops....MOL!

ABBY said...

Ahhh nothing beats a good box!


Au and Target said...

We were surprised at the boxes too. Suggested it to Carrefour about 3 years ago - and now it's FINALLY there!!!

Cats and boxes go together like.... journos and inkstains? kids and icecream?

The Island Cats said...

That is one popular box!!

Ginger said...

Sweet pictures---I love how cats are so easily pleased.

i beati said...

great fun- Mine are playing ring around the pine tree a 7ft

Sweepy said...

Tommy is my hero. He rules!

Oh, Keeper Lui sent me here to thank you for giving us the name of the Mickey Mouse plant.

But here's a secret for EJ. Keeper will believe anything you say. So when she post cluelessly about her flowers again, tell her it is called "sweepymagnacious"

Woof. Just between us, EJ.
Drooly doggy wink ;-)

Noll's Nip said...

Boxes are magical things :) What fun the kitties had!

meowmeowmans said...

Great narration of an epic battle! :)