Friday, 6 January 2017

Cat in a Shoe Box

An empty shoe box never remains empty for long as a cat will always fill its space.  I bought some new walking shoes for my Sunday walks and put the empty box aside.  Before long Gizmo was cozily tucked up in its confines.  An old 'war injury' is playing him up at the moment (January 2015) and he limps around with all the the vigour of an old man in poor health.  He's not even 10 years old yet but I can feel the sharpening of his bones beneath his loosened fur.  He still eats well and goes out during the day and even slept on my lap a few weeks ago!  This wild old rocker is certainly getting near the pipe and slippers phase of his life.


  1. They just can't resist an empty box can they?
    Malcolm also likes empty shopping bags.
    Lisa x

  2. He looks lovely, what is it about boxes, they must be very cosy

    Julie xxxx

  3. Soooo good to see Gizmo again.
    As a favorite movie character said, "It's not the years. It's the mileage." This sweet old gentleman has had many adventures out and about. How fortunate you still have in your family. Cats left out on the streets in cities in America never get to his age.
    No matter how long precious friends live, it never seems long enough.
    Nice to know you've gotten yourself some good shoes for those wonderful walks.

  4. Lovely Gizmo, bless him. He's a mere whippersnapper compared to our Max who will be 21 in April, I do hope his war wound will feel easier as the weather gets warmer:)

  5. I love the fact that cats like to climb in boxes but Princess, one of ours can't wait to climb into the shopping bag, she tries to get in before I've got it empty, there's a picture of this somewhere on the blog.
    I just love ginger cats, one of my all time favourites was my beautiful Kitty, she was ginger and white, I still miss her so much.

  6. He's still a handsome boy though.....I love how they love a box and no box is ever too small. :)
    V x

  7. Oh, he is a handsome boy!! Love how cats fit themselves into any available box!
    Here's wishing Gizmo many more frisky years before he gets to the pipe and slippers stage, and many good walks for you in your new shoes! xxx


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