Furry Friday: Bag and box dwellers

Some hear the call of the wild. Abby responds to the murmur of the tote bag.
Some hear the call of the wild. Abby responds to the murmur of the tote bag.

In the home of a cat owner, there is no such thing as a single-use bag or a non-recyclable box. All receptacles, reticules, enclosures, encasements, crates and cartons have a second purpose - namely, as accommodation for the cat.

This accommodation may serve as long-term digs. Or it may have only a few useful hours and end tragically soon as crumbs of cardboard on the carpet.

Whatever the form or lifespan of the bag, box, parcel or pot, it performs an important role. So let's salute cats' storage solutions, in all their variety, and the ingenuity of the cats who colonise them. Scroll and enjoy!

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Fluffy Bum tried this bag for size. Let's just say it's an aspirational piece for her wardrobe.
Fluffy Bum tried this bag for size. Let's just say it's an aspirational piece for her wardrobe.
It's torn and tattered to our eyes, but to Bella it's luxury.
It's torn and tattered to our eyes, but to Bella it's luxury.
Cash undertook some DIY work on his new box...
Cash undertook some DIY work on his new box...
...and finds that it functions better as sitting room than as bedroom. Meanwhile, Heidi downsizes her own living space.
...and finds that it functions better as sitting room than as bedroom. Meanwhile, Heidi downsizes her own living space.
Murphy (left) is a rare stackable cat. Enkei occupies the corporate box during a bonfire performance.
Murphy (left) is a rare stackable cat. Enkei occupies the corporate box during a bonfire performance.
Toki (left) and Maverick are partial to parcels.
Toki (left) and Maverick are partial to parcels.
Mitch tucks all but a handsome tail into a snug shoe box.
Mitch tucks all but a handsome tail into a snug shoe box.
Jasper pays a house call on her toys.
Jasper pays a house call on her toys.
Fully at home anywhere they fit: Marley (left) and Aria.
Fully at home anywhere they fit: Marley (left) and Aria.
Handsome Gizzy makes a welcome if seasonally inappropriate reappearance on Furry Friday.
Handsome Gizzy makes a welcome if seasonally inappropriate reappearance on Furry Friday.
Cricket tries out her new winter bed. Her eyes say 'Don't make me share!'
Cricket tries out her new winter bed. Her eyes say 'Don't make me share!'
Luckily Cricket's housemate and brother, Enzo, has his own bed. His 8kg frame fills it well.
Luckily Cricket's housemate and brother, Enzo, has his own bed. His 8kg frame fills it well.
Mezzah's dad made this bed (left) from an old computer monitor - perfect for sleep mode. Cleo prefers a more traditional cottage-style home.
Mezzah's dad made this bed (left) from an old computer monitor - perfect for sleep mode. Cleo prefers a more traditional cottage-style home.
Tiny (left) and Gizmo love to bury themselves in softness.
Tiny (left) and Gizmo love to bury themselves in softness.
Stevie (left) finds enough room inside a lampshade. Panda pertly inhabits a shopping bag.
Stevie (left) finds enough room inside a lampshade. Panda pertly inhabits a shopping bag.
Imagine discovering these three at baggage claim: Gus (left), Sparkles and Storm.
Imagine discovering these three at baggage claim: Gus (left), Sparkles and Storm.
Sporty Spice artfully repurposes a guitar case.
Sporty Spice artfully repurposes a guitar case.
Misty is a beautiful basketful.
Misty is a beautiful basketful.
Patrick (left) and Boots check whether they're needed elsewhere. No? They'll stay, then.
Patrick (left) and Boots check whether they're needed elsewhere. No? They'll stay, then.
Here's Mitch again, the shoe-box dweller. Clearly he doesn't believe in traditional sleeping practices.
Here's Mitch again, the shoe-box dweller. Clearly he doesn't believe in traditional sleeping practices.
No hikes today - Pickles (left) has charge of the backpack. Meanwhile, Storm settles a storage cube in style.
No hikes today - Pickles (left) has charge of the backpack. Meanwhile, Storm settles a storage cube in style.
Finally, meet Goose, an inveterate box coloniser. He thinks life looks so much more exciting when framed in cardboard.
Finally, meet Goose, an inveterate box coloniser. He thinks life looks so much more exciting when framed in cardboard.

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